Health professions

UC Irvine under scrutiny for taking $200 million for school of health from couple some say back junk science

Medical researchers say UC Irvine is advancing junk science by taking funds from wealthy donors who favor nontraditional therapies.

U of Vermont medical school to get rid of all lecture courses

U of Vermont's College of Medicine announces it will get rid of lecture courses and completely reshape the faculty role -- a first for a traditional medical school.

Fight over nursing accreditor threatens its future

Professional association's effort to maintain control over an accreditor of nursing programs threatens the agency's future, and the fate of thousands of students.

Penn debates selling holdings in tobacco companies

Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania are pushing the college to to sell its tobacco stocks -- which some of its peers did two decades ago.

Google Glass beta test generates excitement, innovation among medical professionals

After a summer's worth of experimentation, educators are ready to bring Google Glass into the classroom -- but medical professors have already beat them to the punch.

Nursing schools face faculty shortages

With retirements looming, vacancies unfilled and accreditors cracking down, many colleges search for strategies to hire professors in fast-growing field.

 

Australian university's partnership with American academic health center graduates its first class

U. of Queensland graduates its first class from its clinical school in Louisiana as medical education in general grows more international.

U. of Florida history professors fight differential tuition

History professors at the University of Florida fight back against idea that the state should use tuition to discourage enrollment in fields without immediate connection to jobs.

 

Med schools are a target for universities seeking prestige and new revenues

Several prominent universities, driven by revenue and prestige concerns, are building or merging with medical schools at a furious pace.

Veterinary schools expand, with focus on large animals

Professional schools that have been nearly impossible to get into are adding slots.

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