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Medicine: Doctor Training / Offshore Medical Schools (Part I) #154300

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 14, 1994
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bill Redeker) ABC News investigation of the training of United States medical students in schools in the Caribbean and Mexico featured; one case study of language problems cited. [Victim's daughter Amy BURKE - recounts her mother's treatment.] [Medical student Danny STEINFELDT - comments.] General Accounting Office report finding that many of the schools are "significantly inferior" to US schools; scenes shown to indicate the conditions at some of these offshore medical schools. [Universidad Federico Margarita CORNIELLE - admits the school does not have the same technology.] [General Accounting Office assistant comptroller Janet SHIKLES - calls them a scam.] The Education Department said giving loans to students at these schools without checking out the facilities. [Education Department David LONGANECKER - admits the schools have not been reviewed.]

Jennings, Peter;
Redeker, Bill

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