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Interested in Primary Care Medicine? Here are the top rated Medical Schools for Primary Care!
1. University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
2. University of Washington
3. Oregon Health and Science University
4. University of California – San Francisco
5. University of Colorado – Denver
Advice for the Law School Class of 2016: 10 Suggestions for Incoming Law Students
Weigh Applying to Medical School After Third, Fourth Year
Medical school applicants want to make the best possible impression on admissions officers, but as a result they may be hesitant to ask certain questions and get the facts they need to make a reasoned decision about the medical school they select.
Students should ask the following challenging questions, as well as understand when and under what circumstances it may be less risky for students to ask them.
Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare 5 – 4
Washington (CNN) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the controversial health care law championed by President Barack Obama in a landmark decision that will impact the November election and the lives of every American.
In a 5-4 ruling, the high court decided the individual mandate requiring people to have health insurance is valid as a tax, even though it is impermissible under the Constitution’s commerce clause.
“In this case, however, it is reasonable to construe what Congress has done as increasing taxes on those who have a certain amount of income, but choose to go without health insurance,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion. “Such legislation is within Congress’s power to tax.”
The importance of the decision cannot be overstated: It will have an immediate and long-term impact on all Americans, both in how they get medicine and health care, and also in vast, yet-unknown areas of “commerce.”
The most anticipated Supreme Court ruling in years allows the government to continue implementing the health care law, which doesn’t take full effect until 2014.
The Shrinking Law School
By Mitch Smith
Published: May 1, 2012
By Mitch Smith
Published: February 8, 2012
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There’s More to the Law Than “Practice Ready”
By Alfred Konefsky and Barry Sullivan, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published: October 23, 2011
Law graduates must be practice-ready, not simply in the sense of being ready for the first stage of practice, but by being equipped for a lifetime of professional growth and service under conditions of challenge and uncertainty. Those who are practice-ready only in the narrow sense may have an initial advantage, but that will soon evaporate. Even today, a small-town business lawyer in upstate New York or downstate Illinois will have clients doing business in China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, or Mexico. She may be able to draft a contract, but her advice will be more useful if she has some basic appreciation of the differences between the civil and common law systems….Read more here! http://chronicle.com/article/Theres-More-to-the-Law-Than/129493/
Law Schools on the Defensive Over Job Placement Data
By Katherine Mangan, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Kyle McEntee graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School in May with $150,000 in debt and a pit in his stomach. After passing the bar in North Carolina, his home state, he began applying for the few jobs he found posted but was competing with laid-off lawyers with at least a year or two of experience.
“Everyone I talked to was beaten down and depressed about their job prospects,” he says.
Today Mr. McEntee’s career is on something of a roll, but hardly in the way he’d expected…Read more at http://chronicle.com/article/Crisis-of-Confidence-in-Law/129425/
Why Medical School Should Be Free
By PETER B. BACH and ROBERT KOCHER, Op-Ed Contributors – NY TIMES
Published: May 28, 2011
DOCTORS are among the most richly rewarded professionals in the country. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that of the 15 highest-paid professions in the United States, all but two are in medicine or dentistry.
Why, then, are we proposing to make medical school free?
Huge medical school debts — doctors now graduate owing more than $155,000 on average, and 86 percent have some debt — are why so many doctors shun primary care in favor of highly paid specialties, where there are incentives to give expensive treatments and order expensive tests, an important driver of rising health care costs.