Harvard Medical School is planning on killing its Primary Care Division since it needs to make budget cuts. This is the (relatively small) part of Harvard that promotes the notion of its physicians being on the front line of health care instead of being the ones called in as sub-specialists.
There’s an on-line petition to support primary care at Harvard Medical School.
I’m not sure Harvard’s administration will pay much attention to efforts like this. While I was thoroughly impressed with the show they put on for the parents of newly-minted medical students, I’ve also heard a lot about arrogance.
In any case, at this point I suspect the only thing I can do is support a grass-roots effort to preserve grass-roots medicine at the pinnacle of US medical education.