Joshua Tompkins

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T paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of the demise of for-profit medical education are greatly exaggerated. Although proprietary medical schools vanished from the United States nearly a century ago in the aftermath of the Flexner Report, the for-profit sector has seen a recent revival: standardized tests such as the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and the(More)
Journalist Feels Palpitations, Enrolls in Medical School I WAS THREE CONTENTED SIPS INTO A CARAMEL LATTE when it happened—the rush. No, rush doesn’t quite capture it. It was a billow, a zooming feeling, as if blood was being squeezed into my head by inertia while I plunged through a trapdoor. I fought the impulse to leap out of my chair. In other words, I(More)
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