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VIEWPOINT: Who Should Get to Be a Doctor?

April 19, 2016

Every year, United States medical schools are forced to turn away qualified applicants because they simply don’t have seats for them. But with the U.S. facing a shortage of as many as 90,000 doctors, it’s critical that we provide opportunities for those deserving aspiring doctors who are ready to be part of the solution.

But who should get to be a doctor? Joseph Flaherty, MD, dean and chancellor at Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), believes we have to look closely at how we evaluate and select medical school candidates if we’re going to not only increase the number of doctors we have, but also find the ones suited to solving our most pressing healthcare challenges.

Read more in his piece on Medium.

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