PRR Program Marks Milestone with 150 Graduates

By San Diego Metro Magazine | Daily Business Report

Physician Retraining and Reentry Inc., a San Diego-based program that educates and trains physicians to practice as primary care doctors, announced that it has graduated its 150th physician. Each PRR graduate brings communities one step closer to having their medical needs met — which is critical because of the nationwide physician shortage.

PRR’s educational program consists of 15 online modules that cover a wide range of critical subject matter, such as cardiology, dermatology, medical record management and more. At the end is a final examination and a one-day, in-person practicum. Upon completion, graduates receive credits from the UC San Diego School of Medicine and a Certificate of Completion from PRR. 

Dr. Bharathi Gowda, one of the most recent PRR graduates, said she enrolled in PRR after she closed her ob/gyn practice. The Maryland physician wants to continue to practice medicine and make a difference in the community, but she realized she was at a point in her career where she didn’t want the stress of running her own practice.