Some Medical Schools Shaving Off A Year Of Training

Reporting for Kaiser Health News, in collaboration with The Washington Post, Sandra G. Boodman writes: "For Travis Hill, it was an offer too good to refuse. Last year when the 30-year-old neuroscientist was admitted to a new program at New York University that would allow him to complete medical school in only three years and guarantee him a spot in its neurosurgery residency, he seized it. Not only would Hill save about $70,000 -- the cost of tuition and living expenses for the fourth year of medical school -- he would also shave a year off the training that will consume the next decade of his life" (Boodman, 1/14). Read the story.

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