Sutter Health, medical school partner to tackle physician shortage

Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health has partnered with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles to address the physician shortage across California.

The collaboration includes two initiatives, including a scholarship program developed to up the number of diverse physicians in the state, according to a March 6 news release. Sutter has invested $7.5 million in 25 full-tuition scholarships across five cohorts.

The partnership also includes the creation of the Health Equity Alliance for Research & Evaluation, which will work to integrate health equity research into clinical practice across California.

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