Posts Tagged ‘Medical School’

March 25th, 2022 - 9:12 pm § in America, Health, Schools & Colleges

Why America has an incurable doctor shortage

America has a doctor shortage that even qualified medical school graduates can’t fill. That’s partly because of a residency bottleneck. Residency is an essential part of a practicing physician’s training. But in 2021 there only 35,194 first-year residencies available for 42,508 new[...]

September 17th, 2018 - 11:52 am § in America, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy

Why Did Vanderbilt Fire Dr. Eugene Gu?

This Vanderbilt surgical resident sued Trump and won. Now he’s out of a job. Based on reports in The Tennessean and MedPage Today.  Eugene Gu was dropped after three years from his surgical residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Vanderbilt ended Gu’s residency, the five-ye[...]

December 3rd, 2016 - 9:26 am § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges


Sadly Dems think the GOP can not just overturn Obamacare.  They  are far too naive.  These are smart Republicans. They will repeal the ACA under provisions that take force over a long enough time to achieve their model and serve their electoral interests in 2018.  I expect proposals built very m[...]

November 27th, 2016 - 1:18 pm § in Misc., UW

Young Americans grateful for the opportunity to study medicine in Cuba

Young people for the U.S. studying medicine in Havana welcomed news of the visit by President Obama to Cuba, and hope that the rapprochement between the two countries is mutually beneficial. ELAM students Shaneen Whyte, Patrick Daley and Jontay Darko. Photo: Orlando Perera (courtesy of ICAP) Young p[...]

September 14th, 2016 - 8:48 am § in The Ave Scene

Baby Nurses On Strike

Nurses at Children’s Hospital need our support. Give a wave, honk or join their line and rally on Sandpoint Way NE today. We’re talking about maternity leave for the nurses who care for the highest need infants, staffing levels, forced overtime, cost of living.[...]

June 14th, 2016 - 8:25 am § in Misc.

Does WSU have an extra billion dollars to pay for its medical school?

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News’ editorial board rightly called the university’s reliance on tuition dollars a “monumental pyramid scheme.” A year After Washington State University decided to spend hundreds of millions on a medical school for the sole purpose of competing with the UW Medical S[...]

May 7th, 2015 - 7:14 pm § in Misc.


North Carolina lawmakers want to stop medical schools from teaching abortion procedures[...]

March 25th, 2015 - 9:33 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Legislature okays WSU med school, but withholds initial funding

If  WSU can raise the funds on its own, it makes sense to  go ahead!  “A nearly century-old restriction giving the University of Washington the exclusive right to operate a public medical school in the state of Washington was removed by the Legislature on Wednesday, opening the door for Was[...]

March 10th, 2015 - 4:23 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Legislature okays WSU med school

Nearly 100 years ago, in 1917, the Washington legislature divvied up academic responsibilities between the University of Washington and Washington State University. The UW got law, medicine, forestry, library sciences, and fisheries; WSU got agriculture, agricultural economics, and veterinary medi[...]

March 8th, 2015 - 6:41 pm § in The Ave Scene

More on The Cougar School of Medicine and PORK.

Over at the AAUP listserv, Professor Sharona Gordon asked a good question : . Who is it at WSU that wants a new medical school? Don’t they have shared governance? Is it the faculty and the administration? Do the students have a say? Is it just the board of regents? Can someone explain their logic?[...]