Tag Archives: Medical Education

Quora Query: Have You Ever Witnessed Hospital Administration Turn Away a Patient that Should have Been Seen Right Away?

In the United States, complements of a law passed in 1986 – The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) – a hospital cannot turn away someone who has an emergency. Rather, the institution must treat it – at least … Continue reading

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Quora Query: How do I donate my body to medical research? Can I choose the institution? Is there some reason I might choose one over the other? I’m in Iowa, USA, by the way. I’m a young 70, but a dear friend recently did this and it seems like a wonderful idea.

It IS a wonderful and generous thing to do. I can still remember the start of our anatomy year in medical school. We – as I remember there were 4 or 5 of us to each cadaver – were introduced … Continue reading

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Quora Query: Can I Get Into Medical School with an Associates Degree Instead of a Bachelor’s Degree

One of the issues with medical students in general is NOT that they are too broadly educated, but – just the opposite – too narrowly so. I once, some years ago, entered into a very public argument with our then-University … Continue reading

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