The Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine opened its doors less than two years ago, but in recent weeks it has been getting press in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times. The articles concern a Lincoln Memorial professor who exposed conflicts of interest in an article published by the The Journal of the American Medical Association and subsequently provoked the wrath of JAMA's editors for spreading his story to the media and another journal. Charges that the editors sought to intimidate Lincoln Memorial officials have prompted an investigation by the American Medical Association's oversight committee, and the university has garnered some newfound name recognition in the world of academic medicine.
Tulane University School of Medicine's compressed medical education program:
They came up with a compromise. Students would enter straight from high school and complete their undergraduate work in two years. After that, they would complete a mandatory year of community service, followed by four years of medical school.
A report released on Thursday by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, "Revisiting the Medical School Educational Mission at a Time of Expansion," calls on medical schools to adopt sweeping changes in order to attract students of more diverse economic and ethnic backgrounds, train them in community settings as well as hospitals, and, in some cases, compress the time it takes to become a physician.
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