Healthcare IT: “Are retirees the answer to the physician shortage?”

Leonard Glass, MD, a retired clinical professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine, believes that retired physicians can be part of the solution to the growing physician shortage in the US.

Glass founded an online program called Physician Retraining and Reentry, which retrains retired physicians to provide adult outpatient primary care.

At the end of the program’s first year, 13 physicians had successfully completed the program, 70 were still in training and 20 were getting ready to start.