Monday, May 7, 2012
Med Schools Experiment With 3-Year Degree in Effort to Reduce Student Debt – Becker’s Hospital Review
Some medical schools are condensing courses and cutting time off from school in an effort to cut the cost of earning a medical degree and encourage more students to take up primary care, according to an American Medical News report.
Along with Mercer, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock, and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Lafayette have tested three-year medical school programs with a limited student enrollment.
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