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Ccbatson
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Post Number: 895
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Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 11:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From todays front pages...more foreign grads and fewer American grads choose to do residency training at WSU. no surprise there at all. Who, other than someone with no other choices, would choose to wager their medical careers on a system that might very well turn them out on the street with little or no warning? These are medical students, not exactly dullards.

Believe it or not, this is one of the negative consequences (of many to come) of the WSU-DMC feud...and it is per the desire and plan of Mike Duggan.

Even more insane, is the decision of MSU COM to get in bed with this guy (Duggan).
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Danny
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Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 12:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Residency in WSU dorms and apts are a common problem in the Cass Corridor. However, there are some apts ready to rent in the Corridor, but one problem. Please speak good English, be tough and ready and con the slumlord before it cons you.
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Ccbatson
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Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 12:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Haha...medical residents/postgraduate medical education.
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Eastsidedame
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Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 2:26 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My GP here in Houston, Texas went to Med School at WSU. That's one of the reasons he's my doctor...I know you have to have "the whole package" (i.e. academics + the ability to actually perceive and think) to graduate from there.

What's wrong with requiring a moderate command of the English language. if you're getting an advanced degree in the USA?
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Ortho313
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Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 5:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Why didn't the paper describe any of the residencies that are solely DMC or still combined DMC-WSU? The numbers would imply they counted that way, but described it as a sole WSU phenomenon.

There has been a lot of negative conotation by DMC (proposal to MSU COM and several meetings with WSU) and even MSU COM (dean's letter to Free Press trivializing the displacement of FMG's if/when MSU COM residencies start popping up at DMC) associated with FMG's and their role in taking care of patients in that system.

Beggar's can't be choosers - those spots can go unfilled instead. Despite what the parties involved say, the Detroit experience is not that unique. There are other cities with large underserved populations with complex medical problems that are often excellent for learning. There are many larger, busier hospital( system)s with as renowned, if not more so, staffs as DMC/WSU clinical staff. Many have markedly more distinguished research records as well. There is little that training in downtown Detroit can offer that other cities cannot except familiarity to those from here. On a level playing field, other cities are more attractive until the Detroit renaissance is further along. The WSU/DMC mess essentially scared away a lot of local students familiar to the system and inquisitive outsiders who had heard good things and were willing to take a chance.

At least Louisiana has a natural disaster to blame for people not interested in training there, the powers-that-be here should look in the mirror - this was a very unnatural disaster.

(Message edited by ortho313 on May 30, 2007)
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Ccbatson
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Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 9:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good point...I suspect, as he has done so in the past, the story was planted by good old Mike Duggan.

The staff remaining down there is no longer renowned. They were fired and left to the suburbs, or out of state nearly 10 years ago.
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Innercitydoc
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Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 10:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Do you have a link to this story? Does it mention any specialties that have been affected primarily?
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Ccbatson
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Post Number: 938
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Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 11:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Front page of the not so Free Press 5/28/07. All residencies will be affected, it is a matter of degree. An AMG that is shooting for something hard to get (I don't know....Derm, or something) may see this as a high risk back door, go for it, and hope they finish before disaster strikes. That doesn't speak highly of the quality of education that they are likely to get however,

(Message edited by ccbatson on May 31, 2007)
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Dougw
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Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 11:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here is a link to the story:

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs .dll/article?AID=2007705290374
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Mackinaw
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Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 1:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks, Dougw.

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