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.