Pre-Med News Roundup July 13, 2015

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California Northstate University Wins Accreditation to Launch Medical School, Will Open in Fall California is getting a new medical school in fall 2015.  Before you get too excited though, it is the first accredited for-profit medical school to open in the nation.  The school will not focus on research, rather on getting doctors ready to treat patients.  Even though applications for this fall just opened, the school expects their first class to be full within a few weeks.

 

MIT Turns Hacking Medicine Program Into an Institute to Study Digital Health  With wearable technology becoming more ubiquitous, MIT has created an institute that will study the intersectionality between technology and health.

 

Examining Race-Based Admissions Bans On Medical Schools NPR's social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam discusses how legal bans on race-based admissions have affected the diversity in medical schools.