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Texas Tech Offers Quick MD Program (to address doc shortage)
Lubbock Avalanche Journal ^ | March 24, 2010 | Sarah Nightingale

Posted on 03/25/2010 8:33:45 AM PDT by RaiderRose

Surgeons, cardiologists and psychiatrists often take center stage in the medical field.

But a new program at Texas Tech's Health Sciences Center is all about family doctors.

The university unveiled Tuesday a three-year medical degree to help address a shortage of primary care physicians in West Texas and across the nation. The new program will allow medical students to complete their degree in three years, rather than the typical four. They'll also receive a $13,000 scholarship to cover tuition and fees during their first year, Tech Chancellor Kent Hance said.

"They get a scholarship in the first year, and don't have to take the fourth year, so the cost is half," Hance said at a Tuesday press conference. "This is really innovative, and to see we're the first ones doing it makes me really proud."

(Excerpt) Read more at lubbockonline.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: doctorshortage; md; medschool; obamacare; obamaliedpeopledied; rationedhealthcare; texastechdoctor
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1 posted on 03/25/2010 8:33:46 AM PDT by RaiderRose
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To: RaiderRose; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

"HELLO EVERYBODEE!"


2 posted on 03/25/2010 8:35:53 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: RaiderRose
Idiocracy here we come...
3 posted on 03/25/2010 8:35:54 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: RaiderRose

I had the summer off between my freshman and sophomore years of medical school so they could get three additional months there but the schedules are packed and there is no fluff so I don’t know how well this will work.


4 posted on 03/25/2010 8:35:59 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: RaiderRose

Why not a one year program, six months? Come on folks...

Can’t we get serious about good health care? LMAO


5 posted on 03/25/2010 8:37:04 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Novemberrrrrr.... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2477039/posts?page=16#16)
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To: RaiderRose

Don’t want one of those docs. I figured this was going to happen. We now have dumbing down of doctors.


6 posted on 03/25/2010 8:38:27 AM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: RaiderRose

thre monts ago i cud not even spel docktor and now i are one.


7 posted on 03/25/2010 8:38:45 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Revolting cat!

8 posted on 03/25/2010 8:38:50 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: DoughtyOne; CatDancer

Before long it will be internet independent study.

Hmm. Based on _that_ I probably could hang out my shingle now...


9 posted on 03/25/2010 8:39:01 AM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: RaiderRose

Just come out with a “Surgery For Dummies” book, problem solved.


10 posted on 03/25/2010 8:39:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RaiderRose

Do they have a correspondence course?...................


11 posted on 03/25/2010 8:40:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: RaiderRose
Mediocre Healthcare here we come.
12 posted on 03/25/2010 8:41:30 AM PDT by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: Red Badger

Just get one of those fake diplomas off the internet. Never have to crack open a book.


13 posted on 03/25/2010 8:41:31 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: IYAS9YAS

'Right, kick ass. Well, don't want to sound like a dick or nothin', but, ah... it says on your chart that you're f'd up. Ah, you talk like a fag, and your s--t's all retarded. What I'd do, is just like... like... you know, like, you know what I mean, like...'

14 posted on 03/25/2010 8:41:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Revolting cat!

ok, thats funny.


15 posted on 03/25/2010 8:41:42 AM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: RaiderRose

Funny thing is, who would want to even become a doctor anymore? Obozocare will stifle the profession. I predict more will leave it.


16 posted on 03/25/2010 8:41:56 AM PDT by Commander X (TOTUS...destroying the USA one lie at a time.)
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To: RaiderRose

I will keep an eye out for their matchbooks


17 posted on 03/25/2010 8:42:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RaiderRose

With over 40% of doctors saying they will retire before HellCare kicks in, we can either accept this approach or we can go the route of Britain and import foreign doctors to fill the gap. That’s how they wound up with a cell of jihadist Muslim doctors who tried to blow up their airport.


18 posted on 03/25/2010 8:42:02 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: BitWielder1

I can print my own. Don’t even need the Internet................


19 posted on 03/25/2010 8:42:45 AM PDT by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: green pastures; CatDancer

Hey, me too...

LOL


20 posted on 03/25/2010 8:43:01 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Novemberrrrrr.... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2477039/posts?page=16#16)
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