Montana Med School Clash Revives For-Profit Vs. Nonprofit Flap

Two universities are eyeing the chance to be the first to build a medical school in one of the few states without one. The jockeying of the two schools — one a nonprofit, the other for-profit — to open campuses in Montana highlights the rapid spread of for-profit medical learning centers despite their once-blemished reputation. This story also ran on NPR. It can be republished for free. Montana is one of only four states without a medical school, making it fertile ground for one. What’s happening in this Western state triggers questions about how future doctors will be trained, how that training will be paid for and whether a rural, sparse...

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