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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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To: RaiderRose

Robert McNamara would be so proud of little Obummer!


21 posted on 03/25/2010 8:43:46 AM PDT by ikka
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To: RaiderRose

Why not, how much training does it require to prescribe two aspirin.


22 posted on 03/25/2010 8:46:13 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (Tea parties today, Lexington tomorrow.)
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To: johniegrad
Just leave out the part about brain injuries. Texans ain't got no brains nohow.

Keep the chapter on craws. When I was there they was always gettin' sumpin' stuck in their craw.

23 posted on 03/25/2010 8:46:18 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: RaiderRose
Why don't they just go all the way and start a Drive Through diploma mill?

Would you like an M.D. license and fries with this order?

24 posted on 03/25/2010 8:47:29 AM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: RaiderRose

Warning.. Look at your doctors diploma and leave if he is a drive through doc..


25 posted on 03/25/2010 8:47:29 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: Revolting cat!

Big fat internet pipelines to India, then:

“Doctor Ravi will see you shortly, please step closely and look into the telemedicine camera. Thankyouveddymuch.”


26 posted on 03/25/2010 8:48:05 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: capt. norm

Great minds..I just wrote about this ...LOL


27 posted on 03/25/2010 8:48:10 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: RaiderRose
"Paging Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine and Dr. Howard."


28 posted on 03/25/2010 8:49:32 AM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: RaiderRose

Must be where all the ACORN nimwits will end up.

People used to be prosecuted for stuff like this.

But now, it doesn’t take much to hand out a red or blue pill.


30 posted on 03/25/2010 8:52:19 AM PDT by dforest
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To: MsLady

I’ve heard that India trains doctors much faster than we do, and many of them end up here in medical practice. How fast do they train doctors?


31 posted on 03/25/2010 8:53:35 AM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: johniegrad

Just get rid of all those clinical rotations and get ‘em out on the field! Whoever wanted “cheap” is going to GET “cheap”!/sarcasm


32 posted on 03/25/2010 8:54:52 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: capt. norm; a fool in paradise

"What you need, what you need, is a change of habit!"

33 posted on 03/25/2010 8:55:36 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: RaiderRose

I read somewhere that Obamacare is modeled after the Soviet system. Apparently under the soviet system most healthcare workers/doctors were the equivalent of our school nurses.

Glenn E. Curtis, ed. Russia: A Country Study. Washington: GPO for the Library of Congress, 1996.
“In 1986 the Soviet Union had about 1.2 million doctors and about 3.2 million paramedical and nursing personnel. Medical training emphasized practical work over basic research and pure science; only nine medical institutes were attached to universities. In the late 1980s, the average doctor’s salary was roughly comparable to that of the average industrial worker. In 1996 the average Moscow specialist made about US$75 per month, and senior doctors made about US$150 per month. Paramedics and nurses needed only two years of training and no scientific background; however, in rural areas, which suffered a shortage of doctors, such individuals often were the only medical personnel available.

Despite the nominally equitable nature of Soviet socialized medicine, the actual system was highly stratified according to location, with far inferior care and facilities available in rural areas, and especially according to political status. The Ministry of Health maintained a completely separate, vastly superior system of clinics, hospitals, and sanatoriums for top party and government officials and other elite groups such as writers, actors, musicians, and artists.”
http://countrystudies.us/russia/53.htm


34 posted on 03/25/2010 8:55:48 AM PDT by Varda
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To: RaiderRose
This is really innovative, and to see we're the first ones doing it makes me really proud."

LOL! My 37 year old nephew just finished his last stint of medical traing in Dec. of 2008 in Harvard's thorasic surgery program at Mass. General. He started his first permanent job last September with the local Beaumont hospital system in Royal Oak.......

He's almost old enough to retire....(well not really but you know what I mean)

The fast track to medical degrees makes about as much sense as hiring a mechanic whose only experience is high school auto mechanics class.

And you know, I hear more complaints about doctors office charges than I do about the local plumber who charges $70 per hour or the rates at the local car dealership service department.

35 posted on 03/25/2010 8:56:23 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: RaiderRose

Save some time ... just upgrade the licenses of the people who man the Quick Response Units across the once-fruited plain.


36 posted on 03/25/2010 8:57:47 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Beat me to it!


37 posted on 03/25/2010 8:58:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: RaiderRose
we're the first ones doing it makes me really proud

Castro has been turning them out with 2 years of "medical school". And he only pays them $22 per month. What a deal!

38 posted on 03/25/2010 8:59:01 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: RaiderRose

EEOC docs.

College quotas.

No thanks, I’ll follow Rush, and others who are already looking into health vacations.

Good ground floor investments.


39 posted on 03/25/2010 8:59:35 AM PDT by devistate one four (If you can't feed it, don't breed it! Kimber CDP II .45 OOHRAH! TET68)
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To: TV Dinners

This wasn’t “healthcare reform”, it was a total healthcare restructuring.


40 posted on 03/25/2010 8:59:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: green pastures; All
Knifework.net already busted this story open last week:

HHS Using Web Game to Recruit New Surgeons

41 posted on 03/25/2010 8:59:50 AM PDT by gura (R-MO)
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To: tbw2

I don’t know, not sure I want to know...lol But, I would say, if the health care bill is implemented. And we have a mass exodus of doctors, we will probably see them stream line school for docs and possibly be so desperate for them they will accept just about anybody.


42 posted on 03/25/2010 9:00:12 AM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: tbw2

Indian docs have to complete a residency here in the US before they can be licensed to practice. Regardless of their training in India, they have to complete a full training program here.


43 posted on 03/25/2010 9:00:22 AM PDT by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: RaiderRose; wagglebee

Will Planned Parenthood speak up when there are more botched legal abortions?


44 posted on 03/25/2010 9:01:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: RaiderRose

Those are called Physician Assistants, aren’t they?


45 posted on 03/25/2010 9:02:33 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: RaiderRose

Of course they don’t dare address the fact that too many qualified people are kept from pursuing a medical education because of the admissions process.


46 posted on 03/25/2010 9:02:45 AM PDT by AzaleaCity5691
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To: a fool in paradise
Will Planned Parenthood speak up when there are more botched legal abortions?

Nope, Big Murder's interest is in killing, they don't really differentiate the ages of their victims -- twenty weeks old or twenty years old, they simply don't care.

47 posted on 03/25/2010 9:05:01 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: RaiderRose

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There is no ‘Doctor’ shortage.

There is in fact an extreme excess of the kind of pill pushers that such a program will produce.

Why not just educate our existing doctors in human nutrition so that they can heal rather than ‘medicate?’
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48 posted on 03/25/2010 9:08:30 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: RaiderRose

They did this during WWII. A doctor that I knew when I was growing up graduated college in 1940 and had his MD in 1943.


49 posted on 03/25/2010 9:12:43 AM PDT by GadareneDemoniac
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To: TV Dinners

There’s a reason why the doctors and janitors in hospitals in the USSR got paid the same.


50 posted on 03/25/2010 9:14:54 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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