Dean Pamela Davis on doctor shortages, medical school solutions

Doctor shortage threatens U.S. and Ohio: The Changing Face of Medicine

The Plain Dealer: A doctor shortage across the U.S. and in Northeast Ohio is occurring. To combat this, medical schools have agreed to grow enrollment by 30 percent by 2015—a difficult task for the schools, as classrooms and labs hold a set number of students, said School of Medicine Dean Pamela Davis. Additionally, she explained, schools must abide by state infrastructure standards and student-to-faculty ratios to keep accreditation.