Do For-Profit Medical Schools Provide an Inferior Education for Higher Costs?

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By Dr. James M. Dahle, WCI Founder

Does it matter if you attend a for-profit or a nonprofit medical school? What are the repercussions of a profit motive on the profession of medicine? Does it matter if these for-profit medical schools are in the US? What about osteopathic for-profit medical schools?

Today, we’re going to discuss all of these questions and more.


The History of For-Profit Medical Schools

Historically, for-profit medical schools were banned in the United States. The Flexner Report of 1910 reported all kinds of…

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