Tech’s El Paso Medical School Accredited

Interesting. And I don’t get the need:

Tech’s El Paso Medical School Accredited
Texas Tech University’s Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso is now the first accredited four-year medical school on the Texas-Mexico border. University officials were notified Tuesday that the school has received accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

The LCME told Texas Tech officials they can begin recruiting students for the fall of 2009. The school is expected to eventually accept some 80 students per year.

Texas Tech has a nice medical school in Lubbock, where the class all does their MS1 and 2 years together. Then the class splits into thirds: 1/3 goes to Amarillo, 1/3 stays in Lubbock and 1/3 go to El Paso for their MS3 and 4 years.

Tech (Lubbock) accepts about 125 students a year, so sends about 40 students to El Paso for their 3rd and 4th years, to be added to the 80 they’re going to eventually get up to? I wonder where they’ll put them all?

Perhaps someone better acquainted with the Tech master plan can enlighten me…

MedBlogs Grand Rounds 4:20

Diabetes Mine – the all things diabetes blog: Grand Rounds, Vol. 4, No. 20: The Health 2.0 Explosion

Welcome to the 4th volume, 20th edition of Grand Rounds, the weekly roundup of what’s happening in the health and medical blogosphere.

Very Nice.

And, for the most intriguing theme, see the request from next weeks’ host at HealthBlawg:

I’m soliciting topical submissions from all you medbloggers out there, in the following categories:

  • Goats
  • Wolves
  • Dermatology
  • Birds
  • Skulls
  • Roses
  • Fertility
  • Love
  • Anything cardiovascular

If not immediately apparent, the relevance of these topics will be explicated next week, so be sure to tune in again.

Movin’ Meat: Malpractice and John Ritter

Movin’ Meat: Malpractice and John Ritter

A really nice summary of the EM and the risks of a famous case.