The High-Speed Medical Degree

Texas is working a new plan to make medical training work a little faster. According to an article in the Austin American-Statesman:

A pilot program scheduled to begin in fall 2013 in San Antonio will allow students to earn a bachelor’s degree and a medical degree in seven years instead of the traditional eight.

The combined degree program is intended to permit biology students at UT-San Antonio to transfer to the UT Health Science Center in that city after three years, provided they score at least 27 on the Medical College Admission Test; 45 is a perfect score. The program has been approved by the Board of Regents and is expected to be approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, said Christi Fish, a spokeswoman for UT-San Antonio.

Because nothing improves medical training like skipping steps and
making people work faster

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer