Developing a Medical Workforce to Meet the Healthcare Needs of the Population | Dr. Michael Richmond

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Dr. Michael Richmond, Chief Medical Officer of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in Qatar, describes the challenge of developing a medical workforce relevant to Qatar’s rapidly changing population. Immigration increases the country’s population by over 200,000 per year; dietary and lifestyle changes have seen a shift to chronic diseases such as diabetes while increased construction activity has seen a dramatic increase in trauma cases. Dr. Richmond describes HMC’s workforce development efforts as it moves from a service-oriented system to an academic health system.