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Do DO and MD schools pay the hospitals to have their students do the clerkships? Trying to brainstorm how tuition can swing 30k between 2 DO schools yet still have the designation "non profit" (I don't necessarily believe a large difference in non and for profit schools).


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Most do need to pay - many MD schools need to pay, also, unless they own the hospital. Rotations are extremely expensive, I would guess they're the single biggest operating expense for a medical school.
 
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Most do need to pay - many MD schools need to pay, also, unless they own the hospital. Rotations are extremely expensive, I would guess they're the single biggest operating expense for a medical school.
Interesting anyone know how much or probably more reasonable what percentage?


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Yes they pay, and we have been told that our tuition keeps going up to ward off the Caribbean schools.
 
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Do DO and MD schools pay the hospitals to have their students do the clerkships? Trying to brainstorm how tuition can swing 30k between 2 DO schools yet still have the designation "non profit" (I don't necessarily believe a large difference in non and for profit schools).


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My school does.

The money generated by a med schools doesn't stay solely to run the med school. The parent university may use it to fund the School of Arts, or PT program.
 
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My school does.

The money generated by a med schools doesn't stay solely to run the med school. The parent university may use it to fund the School of Arts, or PT program.
Those music professors need to earn a living, too! Because it certainly won't be from playing/writing/analyzing music...
 
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I personally have gotten paid by several schools, MD and DO, to have students rotate with me in the hospital. The pay varies greatly. All of the schools offer other "benefits". Some do not pay me directly at all, but have been of benefit to the hospital. Florida State pays pretty well. LECOM does not pay directly, but they have been responsible for over a million dollars in grants for one of the local hospitals to use for medical education. Attending physicians were paid out of that.
 
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My school does. The money generated by a med schools doesn't stay solely to run the med school. The parent university may use it to fund the School of Arts, or PT program.
This makes absolutely no sense unless the school is under obligation to have an arts department. I know that federal educational guidelines required our high school program to indoctrinate students with at least a year of the arts, so we were forced to come in around 5 am until school started around 645 am with the choice of either art or music. I wonder if there are similar obligations on universities to maintain the institution's viability for federal loan status. If so, then completely ridiculous.
 

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This makes absolutely no sense unless the school is under obligation to have an arts department. I know that federal educational guidelines required our high school program to indoctrinate students with at least a year of the arts, so we were forced to come in around 5 am until school started around 645 am with the choice of either art or music. I wonder if there are similar obligations on universities to maintain the institution's viability for federal loan status. If so, then completely ridiculous.
I see that you are unfamiliar with how higher education works. Let's put it this way. In our University system, the DO school is a net money maker.

Our PT program, and UG school are net money losers. The University Chancellor will NOT cut money losing programs, as long as the entire system remains solvent.

So, guess who supports who?
 
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I see that you are unfamiliar with how higher education works. Let's put it this way. In our University system, the DO school is a net money maker. Our PT program, and UG school are net money losers. The University Chancellor will NOT cut money losing programs, as long as the entire system remains solvent. So, guess who supports who?
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Most do need to pay - many MD schools need to pay, also, unless they own the hospital. Rotations are extremely expensive, I would guess they're the single biggest operating expense for a medical school.
I would guess that medical malpractice for students is probably the biggest expense. Rotations are right up there, though.
 
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