September 22, 2012 |
A call for change is afoot in the difficult and often heartbreaking world of addiction treatment. For decades, 12-step programs and a medication-free approach have dominated the recovery industry. But now doctors and scientists and the leader of the National Institute on Drug Abuse are pushing for broad recognition of addiction as a disease and more medical approaches to therapy. In the last couple of years, a top addiction society officially declared addiction a "brain disorder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1987
The California Board of Medical Quality Assurance is to be commended for what appears on the surface as its intention to maintain high standards of medicine by studying foreign medical schools in order to establish "equivalency" in education (Part I, Dec. 11). However, I regret the implications the article may have unleashed. To set the record straight: There is undeniably a critical lag in health technology in the Philippines. This goes hand in hand with the long-standing economic predicament of the country.
July 19, 2012
It certainly would be good for UC Riverside if it had a full medical school. Professional schools - especially medical and law schools - add luster to a college's reputation and can attract research money and elite professors. Whether it would be good for the state, or for the University of California as a whole, is another matter. Though we don't object to the concept of increasing the number of such graduate schools, this seems like the wrong time to embark on an expensive new project that will cost the state millions of dollars a year down the road.
May 28, 2012 |
JERUSALEM — Israeli medical student Mohammad Hijazi seems the ideal candidate to alleviate the country's looming doctor shortage. He graduated first in his high school class, scored in the top 5% of Israel's version of the SAT and rounded out his resume by founding a grass-roots organization that encourages blood donation. Yet for the four years he applied to all five of Israel's medical schools, Hijazi was repeatedly rejected. Officials told him he kept failing the pre-admission personality interview, but the 25-year-old Arab Israeli suspects another reason: He believes that recent changes in the enrollment process are designed to discourage non-Jewish applicants.
January 23, 1998 |
Medical schools are reporting a decline in applications for the first time in nearly a decade, and the reasons cited include an 11% drop in minority applicants, managed care and the booming economy. After a decade of robust growth in applications, the number of students applying for the fall of 1997 incoming class dropped 8.4% from the previous year, when a record 46,968 people competed for 16,000 first-year slots.
September 5, 2003 |
The number of applicants to the nation's medical schools has fallen for the sixth straight year, according to a new study -- a trend that baffles researchers. In 2002, about 22% fewer medical school applications were filed than in 1997, according to the report published Thursday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. That translates to a drop of about 9,500 applications. Dr. Barbara Barzansky, a co-author of the study, can't explain the drop-off.