COVID-19 Delayed Duquesne’s Medical School Project, But Pandemic Shows That It’s Needed, University Says

Starting a medical college is never easy. Add a pandemic, a recession, tens of millions of dollars in unexpected campus costs to tame the virus, a philanthropic community taxed by COVID-19’s human toll and …

… Well, you get the idea.

But more than a year after campuses nationwide were shuttered by the pandemic, Duquesne University is moving ahead with its largest ever project — a college of osteopathic medicine intended to help address a severe shortage of primary and family care doctors. It’s a need that the health crisis laid bare, especially in underserved rural and urban areas.

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