Local Doctor Helps Kaiser Medical School Shape New Healers

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Dr. Mark Schuster, shown speaking with students, is the founding dean and CEO of the new Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine, which recently opened its doors.

Though the coronavirus pandemic has largely crippled in-person educational systems across the state, the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine opened its doors recently for the first time in Pasadena, immersing its inaugural class of 50 students in a hybrid learning model.
A La Cañada Flintridge resident, Dr. Mark Schuster, is leading the charge at the highly anticipated school, which is offering free tuition for all four years of instruction to its first five classes. The school had to quickly — and creatively — revamp operations in the final steps to opening amid COVID-19.
“We will have a hybrid model of in-person learning and virtual platforms; we looked at every component of the curriculum and decided what made the most sense for that specific topic,” said Schuster, the school’s founding dean and CEO. “We considered the full range of possibilities, and we are prepared to go fully virtual if we need to, but for now we are able to make it work with the hybrid model, and we think that’s going well.”
The school is also in the unusual position of opening its state-of-the-art, 80,000-square-foot, four-story building to just 50 students in its first year, though it will eventually house 200-plus. That left the administration with endless possibilities of creating small-group classes, Schuster noted.

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Amid Pandemic, Kaiser Medical School Shapes New Healers

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The Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine and founding Dean and CEO Dr. Mark Schuster (front, left) recently welcomed the inaugural class of 50 students with a hybrid learning model at a new facility in Pasadena.

Though the coronavirus pandemic has largely crippled in-person educational systems across the state, the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine opened its doors for the first time this week in Pasadena, immersing its inaugural class of 50 students in a hybrid learning model.
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New Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine Appoints Dean

Dr. Mark Schuster
Dr. Mark Schuster

The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine Board of Directors has appointed professor of pediatrics, researcher, educator and health policy expert Dr. Mark Schuster as founding dean and CEO of its School of Medicine, located in Pasadena.
In his role as founding dean, Schuster will oversee the day-to-day operations and unique direction of the School of Medicine, aimed at developing community health physician leaders. He will assume the position in October. Continue reading “New Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine Appoints Dean”