October 13, 2010 at 7:00 pm in INFORUM
UND med school asking Legislature for more funds to address issue
BISMARCK North Dakota is projected to be short about 210 physicians by 2025, state lawmakers were told Wednesday. Continue Reading
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How about, instead, we use that funding to impliment a Professional Medical school at our larger, more sucessful, more student appealing university in the state: NDSU?
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Would’t it make more sense to establish a medical school at NDSU as well? Certain programs have enough demand to justify duplication of programs at schools (i.e. Engineering). Besides, NDSU already has a College of Pharmacy and the fact that Fargo is the largest medical center in the region, it only makes sense to establish a college of medicine at NDSU. Get Sanford and Innovis involved and you could have a great program. Sanford would probably be more than willing to pay for a new building and the program. On top of that, a new medical research center in Fargo… sounds good to me.
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A start-up medical program would be extremely expensive at NDSU. I just donâ€™t see that happening given the checkbook watching nature of the State of North Dakota. As far as Essentia (Innovis) or Sanford (Merit Care) they have excellent working relationships with UND and if financial assistance is given by them it will more than likely go to their School of Health Sciences as well as the NDSU College of Pharmacy.
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Doesnâ€™t the ag school have a veterinary medical program? Itâ€™s just a small leap from artificially inseminating hogs to brain surgery. Putting a med school at the ag school is about the stupidest thing I have ever heard.
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Establishing a med school at NDSU makes perfect sense. Why not locate it where there is the greatest population and top tier research taking place? It doesn’t make any sense to have an engineering program at UND either since engineering is a land-grant institution (NDSU) mission. Big Red…you state “Ag school” as though it is something to be ashamed of. ND is an Ag state populated by people who love/need to eat…just like every other state, oh wait, COUNTRY. I hope you understand the value of agriculture and the related research that benefits (not just agriculture) many facets of life.
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My guess is a very small part of our diet is grown in ND. And what is is heavily subsidized by the gubmit. The gubmit pays for the research and then the gubmit gives handouts to the farmers to grow what they designed. And I’m not saying we should be ashamed of having an ag school. Every state should have a school to teach people how to breed hogs and sheep and cows and how to make more efficient use of manure. Ooops have to go to the store to get some sunflowers and pinto beans for supper. Going to top that off with a nice dish of oatmeal and some wheat germ. Maybe even have a few sugar beets ala queso.
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Who cares? I’ll be dead by then!
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It would be a waste of money to increase the pool of medical students. This won’t solve the problem. The biggest area of shortage is in primary care. The med school in this state likes to say how it produces the highest percentage of primary care graduates. In actuality, it’s about 8-14 graduates a year. If you look at all the other specialties that students go into, they all go into non-primary care high paying specialties. Also, most of the graduates end up practicing out of state anyways. We don’t need to spend tax payer money to create more surgeons, radiologists, anesthesiologists, and ER doctors who end up living somewhere else. We might be better off in spending that amount of money in attracting primary care doctors to small town with things like direct cash payments.
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The gubmit subsidizes alot of things…including healthcare and medical research. I think the pinto beans are skewing your ability to understand the significant regional positive impact a top-tier land-grant research institution like NDSU has on the economy and life in general.
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