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For-profit medical schools hope to address healthcare shortages

Residency Program Insider, June 24, 2016

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In the past few years, several for-profit medical schools have opened in hopes of increasing the number of physicians in underserved and rural areas without relying on taxpayer dollars. However, critics question whether for-profit medical schools and private companies can properly train the next generation of physicians.

Proponents of for-profit medical schools liken any stigma to that previously faced by for-profit hospitals. About one-quarter of U.S. hospitals are now for-profit. They also argue that opening state-run programs is more costly. For students who fail to gain acceptance to state programs, for-profit schools may be a viable option.

Source: Associated Press



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