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Kaiser names site for its groundbreaking medical school
Sacramento Business Journal

Kaiser Permanente said Thursday it has chosen a site in Pasadena to build a medical school.

The nonprofit health system sent a shock wave through the health care world in December when it announced plans to train doctors. Scheduled to open in 2019, the school will take a nontraditional approach to medical education, Kaiser officials said.

Many health care experts hailed the decision. A shortage of physicians has become a serious problem as the Affordable Care Act increases demand for care.

Kaiser will begin construction of the school at a site it already owns. In central Pasadena, it already is home to the Kaiser Permanente Department of Research & Evaluation.

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