As fully described in the letter to the Detroit City Council,
On May 3rd medical student leaders from across the state met on common ground to reaffirm our commitment to the patients of Michigan and to our colleagues, as stated below:
We acknowledge the forecasted physician shortage.
We believe that our state needs to focus on recruiting and retaining both students and resident physicians to the state of MI, rather than just spending more money to train physicians who will leave to practice elsewhere.
We appreciate the response of medical schools to increase the supply of trainees. However, the rapid expansion of medical schools will further deteriorate already strained clinical training opportunities, especially in SE Michigan.
We would like to emphasize that both MSU and WSU are instrumental in addressing the physician shortage, but only if they are united in service to the population of SE Michigan instead of competing for clinical opportunities. We believe the solution is to increase clinical training capacity and healthcare delivery in the Detroit area, so that we can meet this mission without sacrificing the identity of either university.
As medical students, we stand united in our efforts to provide quality care to our patients and to strengthen medical education for future physicians.
Chair, Medical Student Section, Michigan State Medical Society
University of Michigan, School of Medicine, Class of 2008
The views expressed in this petition are solely those of the petition's sponsor and do not in any way reflect the views of iPetitions. iPetitions is solely a provider of technical services to the petition sponsor and cannot be held liable for any damages or injury or other harm arising from this petition. In the event no adequate sponsor is named, iPetitions will consider the individual account holder with which the petition was created as the lawful sponsor.