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  • Actress Mindy Kaling's Brother: I Posed As Black Man to Get Into Med School

    04/07/2015 4:33:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | 04/06/2015 | MICHAEL D. NGUYEN
    Vijay Chokal-Ingam, the brother of writer and actress Mindy Kaling, has sparked controversy with his new book, in which he claims to have been admitted to medical school after posing as a black man. In the book, titled "Almost Black," Chokal-Ingam claims that he pretended to be a black man after believing certain medical schools practiced affirmative action policies that gave black students an edge in the application process. Chokal-Ingam says he shaved his head, trimmed his "long Indian eyelashes," and used his middle name, Jojo, in an attempt to pass for black. His application also stressed his time spent...
  • Loyola med school to admit undocumented students

    06/14/2013 1:17:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Crain Communications ^ | June 13, 2013 | Claire Bushey
    The university's Stritch School of Medicine not only intends to waive legal residency as an admissions requirement for applicants but aims to offer a financing plan through a state agency
  • The Case Against Pro-Life Physicians: Bias Begins at Med School Interview

    09/13/2011 4:16:43 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 25 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 09/08/2011 | DANIEL KUEBLER
    Imagine yourself, a senior in college, sitting in the middle of your dream medical-school interview. Because you have done your homework, the interview is going exceedingly well. You seem to have established a rapport with the interviewer, and your answers are crisp, clear and intelligent. It’s going so well that you are starting to feel confident regarding your chances of gaining admission. That is, until the interviewer hits you with this question: “Suppose a young pregnant woman and her boyfriend come to you seeking an abortion. What would you do?” What would you do? How would you answer? For pro-life...
  • Texas Tech Offers Quick MD Program (to address doc shortage)

    03/25/2010 8:33:45 AM PDT · by RaiderRose · 69 replies · 1,467+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche Journal ^ | March 24, 2010 | Sarah Nightingale
    Surgeons, cardiologists and psychiatrists often take center stage in the medical field. But a new program at Texas Tech's Health Sciences Center is all about family doctors. The university unveiled Tuesday a three-year medical degree to help address a shortage of primary care physicians in West Texas and across the nation. The new program will allow medical students to complete their degree in three years, rather than the typical four. They'll also receive a $13,000 scholarship to cover tuition and fees during their first year, Tech Chancellor Kent Hance said. "They get a scholarship in the first year, and don't...
  • Medical college letdown after speculation ends on $100 million earmark

    12/22/2009 7:53:54 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 4 replies · 470+ views
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 12/22/09 | SARAH HOFIUS HALL
    The $100 million was too good to be true. On Sunday, The New York Times reported Scranton's Commonwealth Medical College would likely be the recipient of a $100 million earmark in the Senate health care bill. When contacted by a New York Times reporter, Robert D'Alessandri, M.D., the school's dean and president, said such a windfall was news to him. Dr. D'Alessandri told the reporter he doubted the money was for the state's newest medical school - but anything was possible. On Monday, The Associated Press ended the speculation, reporting that the money had been put in the bill at...

    07/07/2004 8:02:40 AM PDT · by KMC1 · 15 replies · 3,965+ views
    TRETNTON - A long time friend of New Jersey Governor James McGreevy (D) was indicted yesterday on charges of extortion and bribery. David D'Amiano has been friends with McGreevy since the two were teenagers. D'Amiano was charged with attempting to extort thousands in political contributions and thousands more for personal enrichment and for that of his cronies. According to the indictment D'Amiano would enlist a scheme where in exchange for the contributions he would seek the help of influential government officials in disputes over land issues. The schemes and the agreements would be carried out on the basis of code...
  • Disabled students sue over med school exam

    07/20/2004 3:22:46 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 62 replies · 1,148+ views
    news flash -health ^ | 7-20-04 | AP
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Four learning-disabled students sued the organization that administers the medical school admission test, alleging they were denied extra time to take the exam in violation of California's disability laws.
  • Med Schools: Four That Flunk

    06/29/2003 7:55:55 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 70 replies · 1,609+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | 6-29-03 | By JACK DOLAN And ANDREW JULIEN, Courant Staff Writers
    Med Schools: Four That Flunk June 29, 2003 By JACK DOLAN And ANDREW JULIEN, Courant Staff Writers Idaho regulators investigating complaints involving 12 patients revoked Dr. Brent E. Woodfield's license after concluding that he didn't understand "the basic principles of the practice of medicine." For Dr. Anacleto Capua, accused of misdiagnosing fatal conditions in three patients, refresher medical courses were recommended by Florida authorities concerned about his medical skills. Hitting the books might have helped Dr. Narpat Panwar, who flunked the U.S. medical licensing exam seven times before passing - only to be accused later in New York of botching...