Resolution 2-S16. Discouraging Formation of New For Profit Medical Schools

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(Sponsor: Montana Chapter)

WHEREAS, two for profit medical schools are trying to become established in Montana; and

WHEREAS, undergraduate medical education growth is already outpacing graduate medical education growth; and

WHEREAS, for profit education in America has not served the legal profession or other professions in the recent past; and

WHEREAS, the Flexner Report1 in 1910 made a strong argument against for profit medical education in the United States; therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents strongly discourages formation of any new for profit osteopathic or allopathic schools until they have an established track record of high quality medical education and a record of credentialed GME growth appropriate to their class sizes.