Some Say For-Profit Med Schools Will Help Solve Doctor Shortages — But Not Everyone Is So Sure
As more crop up around the country, for-profit medical schools are — according to proponents — a solution to a problem plaguing rural health care. But others say they're the equivalent of Wal-Mart coming into a small community and impacting local mom-and-pop businesses.
The Associated Press:
New For-Profit Medical Schools Springing Up Across US
For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, promising to create new family doctors for underserved rural regions. Rural states like Idaho need more general practitioners, with the baby boom generation aging and expanded insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act making health care more accessible. But critics of the new schools question whether companies can properly train the nation's next crop of doctors. (Boone, 6/22)