Published October 18, 2023

PYA White Paper Examines Accelerated Medical Education

A PYA white paper, The Rise and Potential Impacts of the Consortium of Accelerated Medical Pathway Programs on United States Healthcare, provides an overview of the accelerated structures and their potential impact on the nationwide provider landscape and medical student indebtedness.

The Baby Boomer generation is expected to account for about 20% of the U.S. population by 2030, greatly taxing the nation’s already strained healthcare system. The healthcare workforce needs to expand by almost 2.3 million by 2025 to meet the increased demand, but despite calls to action, a physician shortage is being experienced across the country.

In response, many medical schools have committed to producing qualified clinicians at a faster rate, including 32 schools that are participating in the Consortium of Accelerated Medical Pathway Programs. This PYA white paper looks at the benefits of accelerated medical curriculum and its impact on student indebtedness and provides considerations for the future.


If you would like to learn more about accelerated medical school programs; the process of implementing one in tandem with a traditional four-year program structure; or an accelerated program’s potential impact on your students, faculty, and community, please contact one of the PYA executives by email or by calling (800) 270-9629.

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