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Arizona Professor Discusses Expanding Medical Education through Teaching Health Centers

During his year in Washington, DC as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow, Dr. Daniel Derksen, a professor of public health policy and management at the University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, researched and drafted the Affordable Care Act’s Title V, Sec. 5508 Increasing Teaching Capacity provision. Dr. Derksen discusses a model of expanding graduate medical education through Teaching Health Centers: A Proven Solution for Primary Care Workforce Needs, in the current issue of Academic Medicine. He addresses a key question for 2014 as millions gain coverage through the ACA: Will the newly insured have access to quality health care?