Dr. Scott Shipman to Speak on Future of Primary Care: March 28

Scott Shipman, MD, MPH, will speak at Thetford Academy on Thursday, March 28, as part of the school’s Bicentennial Speaker Series. Shipman, who serves as the Director of Clinical Innovations and Director of Primary Care Initiatives at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), also holds faculty positions at Dartmouth Hitchcock and the Dartmouth Institute.

Shipman’s talk, titled “The Future of Primary Care: Transforming to Meet the Needs of Our Communities” will explore the challenges primary care providers face in practicing medicine today.

The size and distribution of the workforce, the consolidation of independent practices, changes in the skills needed, and shifting patient demands have “created turbulent times,” Shipman says. Add the ongoing changes in the design and financing of health care and you have real uncertainty in primary care medicine—but, Shipman argues, also real opportunity and the promise for change.

Join Thetford Academy on March 28, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the Martha Jane Rich Theater for this free, public event.


Scott Shipman, MD, MPH, serves as the director of primary care initiatives and workforce analysis at the AAMC. Dr. Shipman coordinates primary care oriented activities taking place across the AAMC, and works with a wide range of primary care leaders to enhance promote dissemination of effective innovations in teaching and delivery of primary care. A general pediatrician and health services researcher by training, Dr. Shipman has studied the health care workforce extensively. He guides AAMC activities promoting the role of primary care in emerging high-value ambulatory care models, with a focus on improving care at the interface of primary care and specialty care.

Dr. Shipman graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, completed his residency and chief residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, and subsequently completed a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars fellowship at Johns Hopkins. He received his MPH from Johns Hopkins. Dr. Shipman has served a number of statewide and national committees focused on health care workforce policy. He co-founded a Physician Assistant training program in New Hampshire, and was a Commissioner for the Accreditation Review Commission for Physician Assistants. Dr. Shipman maintains a faculty position at Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, where he serves on the primary care leadership team and consults on new delivery models in support of high value care.