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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambler View Post
    With all due respect, you have no idea what you're talking about.

    Kids go to Caribbean (Mexican) med schools because THEY CAN'T GET INTO A US MED SCHOOL. It has NOTHING to do about cost. Here's a question for you: If you had a nagging pain somewhere that wouldn't go away, would you go to a guy that went to a Caribbean Med School or someone who studied at Harvard, Penn or Columbia? You do the math dude.

    I have not idea why this guy got the opportunity to work for the Jets. The Jets orthopedists (Elliot Hershman and formerly Steven Nicholas) are two of the finest docs in America. Have no idea why they hired the Mexicano internist. I'll ask Woody the next time I see him.

    I wouldn't say I'm an expert on the subject. I do know a few doctors I grew up with though I also know people who went to Harvard and other IVY league schools. So I know more than you may think. Anatomy doesn't change depending on the school you go to. Yes, I know choices, particularly higher education, have nothing to do with expense.

    "Secondly, and sadly, US medical graduates have been passed through courses in medical school with inadequate training, despite enormous increases in tuition".-http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/education-careers/graduate-medical-education/question-of-month/graduates-being-denied.page

    "2. Medical schools continue to graduate very poor students who should not be physicians.

    I saw multiple applications from US medical students showing multiple failures on USMLE exams and multiple failures of the medical school curriculum, with no evidence of significant improvement."-http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/education-careers/graduate-medical-education/question-of-month/graduates-being-denied.page

    "Researchers analyzed records covering 244,153 people hospitalized for heart failure or heart attack in Pennsylvania and found no difference in death rates or length of hospital stay between those treated by foreign- and U.S.-trained docs."-http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2010/08/03/us-vs-foreign-med-school-grads-no-difference-in-patient-care/

    "Well, while the number of applicants has increased quite a bit (from about 33,600 a decade ago to almost 45,000 last year!), the number of available seats in medical school hasnít increased proportionately" - See more at: http://www.medschoolpulse.com/2012/0....6pIooSkf.dpuf

    According to actual sources it sounds like I know more than you do.
    Last edited by AmericanMadman; 08-19-2013 at 12:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanMadman View Post
    I wouldn't say I'm an expert on the subject. I do know a few doctors I grew up with though I also know people who went to Harvard and other IVY league schools. So I know more than you may think. Anatomy doesn't change depending on the school you go to. Yes, I know choices, particularly higher education, have nothing to do with expense.

    "Secondly, and sadly, US medical graduates have been passed through courses in medical school with inadequate training, despite enormous increases in tuition".-http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/education-careers/graduate-medical-education/question-of-month/graduates-being-denied.page

    "2. Medical schools continue to graduate very poor students who should not be physicians.

    I saw multiple applications from US medical students showing multiple failures on USMLE exams and multiple failures of the medical school curriculum, with no evidence of significant improvement."-http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/education-careers/graduate-medical-education/question-of-month/graduates-being-denied.page

    "Researchers analyzed records covering 244,153 people hospitalized for heart failure or heart attack in Pennsylvania and found no difference in death rates or length of hospital stay between those treated by foreign- and U.S.-trained docs."-http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2010/08/03/us-vs-foreign-med-school-grads-no-difference-in-patient-care/

    "Well, while the number of applicants has increased quite a bit (from about 33,600 a decade ago to almost 45,000 last year!), the number of available seats in medical school hasnít increased proportionately" - See more at: http://www.medschoolpulse.com/2012/0....6pIooSkf.dpuf

    According to actual sources it sounds like I know more than you do.
    There is a huge difference between a "foreign" doctor who moved to the US for a better life and an American who couldn't get into ANY medical school in the US.

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    If you are ever unfortunate enough to end up in a hospital, chances are close to 100% that at least one foreign-trained doctor will have a hand in your care. Some may even be chief of their respective departments, at highly respected institutions. Contrary to what you may WANT to believe, there are thousands of perfectly competent doctors practicing medicine in America who did not get into Harvard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digetydog View Post
    There is a huge difference between a "foreign" doctor who moved to the US for a better life and an American who couldn't get into ANY medical school in the US.
    Did you even look at the cited material? While applications to Med. schools have increased capacity has not. So plenty of bright QUALIFIED students HAVE to go a different route and it has nothing to do with their ability or lack thereof. The material presented also talks about the AMERICAN MED SCHOOLS and their diminishing quality as well.
    Last edited by AmericanMadman; 08-19-2013 at 08:35 PM.

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