November 27, 2012
More med schools: Austin, TX
Now if only GME had the same momentum...
November 26, 2012
Put the medical schools where we need doctors
Medically underserved areas will remain underserved until there are doctors who like to live there. People who want to go to medical school there are people who like to live there. Put a medical school there. Voila! You now have doctors there.
The same is true of minority demographics, but the politics are trickier. Race is hard. Place is easy.
November 16, 2012
Who pays for that?
I don't understand anything about how stuff gets paid for. Obviously, hospitals and clinics will want to have good doctors to hire in the future, so they should bear some of the cost of making sure those doctors are trained today. But mostly we seem to do it backward with the students and schools themselves bearing the costs.
November 01, 2012
The residency crisis hits Australia
Australia needs more residencies, too. One way to attract smart, hard-working people to live in the U.S. right now would be to have more residencies and internships available. One way to cause severe brain-drain would be to not.