Education: Federal Money Talks

And many medical schools would like it to shut up

A recent health education law requires that, starting next fall, America's 119 medical schools must accept as third-year transfer students some 1,500 Americans who have been studying medicine overseas. If the U.S. medical schools do not comply, they stand to lose federal aid amounting to $1,400 a student a year. The Association of American Medical Colleges (A.A.M.C.) unanimously condemned the law when it was passed last year as an unwarranted intrusion into the admissions process. Now 18 of the more famous and affluent schools—including Yale, Harvard, Cornell and Stanford—have formally notified...

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