The second day (Tuesday, April 19, 2011) of the 22nd National Conference on Primary Health Care Access will concentrate on its expected impact of the nation’s health care delivery system, specifically regarding the nation’s physician workforce. What impact the legislated changes are to have on medical education will also be considered.
The plenary theme panel, entitled “How Will it Work?: PPACA, the Physician Workforce and Medical Education”, will be comprised of three physicians – two who are representatives of physician specialty societies and one who is a medical school associate dean of medical education.
Doctor Norman B. Kahn will present an overview of the legislation from the viewpoint of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies. Doctor Perry A. Pugno, who is Director of the Division of Education for the American Academy of Family Physicians, will discuss the impact of the legislation on the primary care specialties.
Presenting his thoughts on how medical schools will be impacted by the legislation is Doctor Thomas Hansen, Associate Dean of the Creighton University School of Medicine.