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Monday, April 7th 2008

New Medical Schools Like Ragweed

This country probably needs more allopathic medical schools, which is why it is lovely to see so many new ones popping up. As the WSJ Health Blog says in an interview with the dean of Hofstra’s new medical school,

The U.S. went more than 30 years without a new med school (not counting osteopathic schools, which grant the D.O. degree). But in the last few years, a dozen or so institutions have set out to create new schools to mint MDs.

If I was creating a medical school from scratch what would it be like? I’m gonna take a look at what I think would be the perfect medical school in the next few days:

1. Pre-requisites and Admissions
2. Basic Science Education
3. Clinical Education
4. Special Topics