Dr. Mark Schuster and the Innovative Approach of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine


We spend a lot of time at PCP talking about what it takes to lead in healthcare today. On this episode of Relational Rounds, we’re talking to a leader who’s blazing an even bolder trail in medicine.

Dr. Mark Schuster is the founding dean and CEO of one of the nation’s most-watched experiments in graduate medical education: Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine — the first time a payer has broken ground on a medical school. Like New York University School of Medicine and the Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, the institution promises to go tuition-free for its first five classes, betting that more students will opt for family medicine over more lucrative specialty paths.

And Dr. Schuster, a physician, scientist, educator, and advocate for healthy families and communities, knows a thing or two about family medicine. Author of two books and more than 200 journal articles, he was the William Berenberg Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and Chief of General Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Hear his insights and what’s in store for the inaugural class of aspiring clinicians at the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine on this episode of Relational Rounds.

Elizabeth Métraux

Senior Advisor for Thought Leadership at PCP, Elizabeth regularly speaks and writes on the art, science, and power of language, as well as performs as a storyteller in the Boston area.

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