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January 28, 2019

Some Thoughts on the A.P.A. Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Boys and Men

Dave Peterson

A response to the American Psychological Association's recent guidance for men and boys. 

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March 16, 2012

Med School in Vienna to Give Preference to Female Applicants

Ashley Thorne

A medical school in Austria will grade its applicants by gender with the results weighed toward women, reports the Associated Press.

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October 26, 2011

The Diversity Mania Invades Medical School Admissions

George Leef

Yale's med school is jumping aboard the bandwagon for increasing diversity in its student body, aiming to include more LGBT students. I can't see how aiming at quotas (or "goals" or some other euphemism) for this or any other type of studen...

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February 22, 2011

Medical Ethics, Medical Schools, and the Wisconsin Protests

George Leef

Dr. Paul Hsieh writes here about medical ethics, medical schools, and dishonesty. 

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August 2, 2010

Who Should Be a Doctor?

George Leef

Medical school admissions people apparently think that medical training has been going too much toward students with demonstrated aptitude in science and the nation would be better served if more medical students were chosen on other grounds, inclu...

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December 11, 2009

"Diversity" Infection Spreading to Med Schools

George Leef

The mania over "diversity" (that is, preferences for certain people whose ancestry puts them into an "underrepresented" category) has swept through most of American higher education. It's bad enough when, say, English departments fret that they...

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November 18, 2009

Dalrymple on Requiring University for Nurses

Ken Daniszewski

Theodore Dalrymple comments in the Telegraph on a government requirement that new nurses in the UK will have to hold a degree-level qualification beginning in 2013. Dalrymple sees no intrinsic reason why nursing can't be taught at university. B...

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October 13, 2009

The Quick Path to a Graduate Degree

Ashley Thorne

The remarks below were sent in from Dr. Jeremiah Reedy, who serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Scholars and was the founding president of the Minnesota Association of Scholars. Dr. Reedy taught Classics at Macalest...

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September 11, 2008

What You Learn Depends on What (and Whom) You Ask

Steve Balch

Does diversity in the medical classroom enhance students' ability to care for minority patients? A new study supposedly provides evidence to that effect. But the survey omits some essential elements and thus fails to take an accurate pulse.

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