Harvard students protest over closure of primary care programmeBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2965 (Published 21 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2965
- Jeanne Lenzer
- 1New York
Medical students at Harvard University have sent a petition to the dean of the Harvard Medical School protesting against the termination of a primary care programme at the medical school. By the end of last week more than 500 Harvard medical students, doctors, and others had signed the online petition.
The cutbacks and the protest come amid a national debate over a shortage of primary care practitioners in the United States, a problem that is expected to worsen if President Barack Obama’s planned insurance coverage is extended to the 40 million to 50 million people who are currently …