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2008-09-13 03:00:10

Only 2 percent of graduating medical students say they plan to work in primary-care internal medicine. This is raising worries about a looming shortage of the first-stop doctors. The results of a new survey being published today suggest that more medical students, many of them saddled with debt, are opting for more lucrative specialties. The survey of nearly 1,200 fourth-year students found just 2 percent planned to work in primary-care internal medicine. In a survey in 1990, the figure...

2008-07-25 03:00:18

ATLANTA - With fewer medical school students choosing residencies in family medicine, Georgia is facing a shortage of family doctors. Of the 385 students who graduated from medical schools in Georgia this spring, only 20 chose residencies in family medicine, half as many as five years ago. "The decline in the percentage of medical school graduates entering family medicine is cause for concern," said Kelly McNamara, research and analysis manager for the Georgia Board for Physician...

2007-03-23 15:01:30

PARKER, Colo., March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM), a new healthcare university committed to the education of osteopathic physicians, broke ground on its new medical campus today on 40 acres of land in Parker, Colorado. The school is focused on the education of primary care doctors dedicated to providing excellent healthcare to rural, underserved and underrepresented populations. "This university chose to locate in Colorado...

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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.