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    Re “New York Medical Schools Fight to End Caribbean Schools’ Path”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeyes1970 View Post

    Very good replies to the original article.
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    Agreed, though I think I like the second reply the most. Maybe I am a tad bit biased though.
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    This sums it up (from the Executive VP of Medical affairs at Nassau in New York):

    We have been more than pleased with the quality of the A.U.C. students, and have begun to attract some of the best to stay here for residency training. While United States medical schools expect a hospital like ours to provide free education to their tuition-paying students, A.U.C. has financially supported quality training.

    This has allowed us to rebuild our amphitheater, put smart boards in all classrooms, expand our staff and plan for a new medical library.

    It also leads to better education, better care — and better outcomes for our patients and community. I would like to hear an objection to that!
    *cue the sound of crickets chirping*

    The main point of this reply is that medical education is a partnership - not a right. Claiming that students should be educated for free simply because they happen to attend an in-state school makes about as much sense as arguing that Police Officers should get free donuts because they are fat.

    It's not my problem that my school has the business sense and foresight to make lucrative contracts with private hospitals in order to secure the education of their students. If these American students are so upset that they are missing out on this clinical experience - maybe they should have applied to AUC instead of working so hard to get into a school with crappy rotations. Nobody forced them to attend their present school.

    Anyway, it is refreshing to see someone from one of our hospitals writing about the beneficial partnership between Caribbean schools and U.S. Hospitals - a partnership that American medical schools seem unwilling to participate in, for whatever idiotic reason.
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    great statements regarding the fact that US schools expect their students to be trained for free as it will grant the hospital "prestige". last i checked prestige doesn't pay the bills and with so many hospitals hurting right now, at least our tuition is going towards something useful instead of fake gold
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