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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:57 AM

Med Schools Plan Early Graduations To Rush Students To COVID Frontlines

Source: TPM

On Wednesday night, the organization that accredits MD programs in the United States published guiding principles for early graduations “in the context of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic.”

The early graduations come as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has scrubbed the state looking for additional medical professionals to staff hospitals, including retired doctors and nurses, graduates of foreign medical schools and military medical professionals.

“They can work in an insurance company, a clinic, or whatever, but we want to enlist as many staff as we can, and as many back-up staff,” Cuomo said at a news conference Tuesday.

A spokesperson for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City told TPM Thursday that the school was reviewing a “tentative plan” to allow for early graduations.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/medical-school-early-gruduation-covid-19-coronavirus-new-york-mount-sinai-nyu



Drastic times call for drastic measures.

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Reply Med Schools Plan Early Graduations To Rush Students To COVID Frontlines (Original post)
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Sherman A1 Mar 26 #1
McCamy Taylor Mar 26 #2
The Magistrate Mar 26 #3
SWBTATTReg Mar 26 #4
McCamy Taylor Mar 26 #5
SWBTATTReg Mar 26 #6
catrose Mar 26 #7
IronLionZion Mar 26 #8

Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:00 PM

1. #1 Niece is in her residency in NYC

and has been studying at home as she is pregnant. She told us that her class was sent home to do distance learning earlier in the month but, is expected to be readied to be the relief group at the hospital where they are at.

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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:03 PM

2. Fresh meat! At least with their age, they will be at less risk of dying as

they draw blood, start IVs, clean up vomit spills, change bandages and do all the other scut that interns do in US teaching hospitals.

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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:06 PM

3. Heroes Every One, Sir

"Courage is the form every virtue takes at the sticking point."

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:08 PM

4. They have also called back 40,000 retired health care professionals too. Everyone of them is a...

hero. Every damned one of them.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:20 PM

5. But those folks could all die.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:21 PM

6. And your point is?

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:16 PM

7. They can work in an insurance company? Like we need more doctors there.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:31 PM

8. How about rushing factories to make PPE?

or is that socialism?

It's very brave of these students and retirees to serve their country in our time of need but they need the right tools to protect themselves.

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