Understanding Regional Medical Campuses
By Danielle Lieneman
Every year, there are over 52,000 applicants for medical school in the United States. To help meet the growing demand of applicants, many schools are developing regional campuses for their medical schools, a relatively new and untested practice.
“The Regional Medical Campus: A Resource for Faculty, Staff and Learners” aims to help combat the mystery surrounding regional medical campuses. Dr. Michael Flanagan worked with professors, administrators, and students from regional campuses across the United States and Canada to create a one-of-kind resource.
Until now, there has not been a good resource that shares solutions to common problems, answers to frequently asked questions, or best practices for Regional Medical Campuses. Like the seedling that struggles to push through the soil, withstand the elements, and eventually blossom, the Regional Medical Campus must also frequently overcome multiple obstacles to succeed. These challenges may range from financial to academic to social. The shared goal of faculty, staff and learners at any RMC is that their campus, like the seedling on the cover of this book, will grow, flourish and bear fruit. “The Regional Medical Campus: A Resource for Faculty, Staff and Learners” is designed to nurture RMCs by providing the pooled experience, insight and understanding of those who are cultivating daily in the RMC garden.
“The Regional Medical Campus” is available on Amazon for $29.95. The Kindle version is available for only $0.99.