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View Diary: David Geffen gifts $100 million to UCLA Medical School (19 comments)

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  •  Agree about the problem (2+ / 0-)
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    VeloVixen, VClib

    The high cost of a medical education does tend to force students away from lower-paid primary care and towards highly compensated sub-specialties.

    In some quarters, it is also used to justify high incomes for doctors generally. This is the doc-as-entrepreneur model, and the logic is not simply that the loans need to be repaid, but that med students take on a financial risk and therefore deserve a higher reward.

    Whatever one thinks of that logic, it is no way to set up a health care system.

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