Osteopathic schools offering MD degrees, is the recession to blame?

An osteopathic school in Texas is considering adding allopathic MD degrees. (via GruntDoc)

Apparently, the economy is cited as the president of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine says, “the most optimal way to support our mission of developing outstanding primary care physicians for the state of Texas while maintaining financial stability in difficult times.”

Is there are shortage of students applying for DO degrees? Is the primary care environment is so toxic, that most students are opting for more specialist-friendly MD degrees?

Or is this a stealth way for an osteopathic institution to throw in the towel and convert to a more traditional medical school?

A curious decision indeed.

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