The cost of attending medical school can be daunting.
But how to get the best tuition rates for your state?
That’s the question the American Medical Association has asked.
The AMA has created a step-up guide to help doctors and students navigate the daunting task of applying to medical schools.
The group says the new guide will help physicians, including those from out of state, who are trying to make a transition into a career in medicine, to be more selective about where they go.
“It’s been an uphill battle,” AMA President and CEO Len Zuckerman said.
“The cost of a medical degree is astronomical, and that’s a real challenge for many of us.”
Zuckermans own shares of both CVS and Walgreens have plummeted since the election of Donald Trump, and his administration has taken measures to prevent any companies from moving operations overseas.
But Zuckers concerns about the impact of the Trump administration are not just about the country’s finances.
The administration has also made it more difficult to get an appointment at a medical school.
This is due in part to the opioid epidemic, a crisis that has devastated the health care industry.
According to the AMA, about one-third of the nation’s doctors and surgeons say they have experienced a drug overdose or were prescribed opioids for their pain, with many doctors also struggling to find patients.
Zuckerms concerns about drug abuse and addiction are not new, but he says that the current administration has “gone too far in some areas of drug policy, in some of their enforcement, and they’ve gone too far with some of the drug-treatment policies.”
The AMA says the drug policy is too harsh, especially with regards to marijuana.
The drug is still illegal, and people still face a $1 million fine if they are caught using it.
In many states, including New York, people convicted of using marijuana are still subject to jail time, and the penalties for selling marijuana are even harsher.
But the AMA says these laws have caused the opioid crisis to skyrocket in some states.
The nation’s opioid crisis has been exacerbated by a federal ban on the drug, which has pushed up the cost of prescription drugs and fueled addiction.
The American Medical Assn.
says that while the country has made strides in combating the opioid problem, there is still a need for more compassion and help for patients struggling with the disease.
The new guide aims to provide a more personalized and effective way to navigate the complex path to medical school, according to Zuckerems AMA.
“We’re trying to help physicians to better understand the challenges that they’re dealing with and to make decisions on the basis of that understanding and to be able to make the best decision for their patients,” he said.