In order to ease the critical shortage of primary care physicians, Texas Tech School of Medicine is starting a pilot program which streamlines medical school to a 3 year program for students committed to primary care medicine.
This is an interesting model, and one which I think can be applied to psychiatry as well, since the shortage of psychiatrists is nearly as acute as the shortage of family practitioners. We could create a special track for future psychiatrists which would include early courses in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, omitting courses of less relevance to our field.
USA Today covers this topic nicely here as well. It turns out many other medical schools are considering similar programs.