Fired Med. School President Wanted Bi...

Fired Med. School President Wanted Big Change

There are 3 comments on the KCTV5 story from Dec 25, 2009, titled Fired Med. School President Wanted Big Change. In it, KCTV5 reports that:

The recently fired president of a Kansas City osteopathic medical school had been promoting a change that some feared jeopardized the independence of the entire profession.

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lindros

United States

#1 Dec 26, 2009
The only change she really wanted was to change the name of the school to the Karen Pletz Medical School.
lindros

United States

#3 Dec 26, 2009
Ms. Pletz....very popular among the Civic Leaders. A horror to work for.
kcumbgrad

United States

#4 Jan 7, 2010
I'm neither pro nor anti-Pletz. However, I am a DO and KCUMB alum, and the e-mail she sent to alumni about the state of the osteopathic profession was a very accurate assessment. Her proposed steps to mitigate things for KCUMB students were commendable. I do not know about anything behind the scenes at KCUMB that may have contributed to her termination, but I do know the osteopathic profession in its current state is an embarrassment, and the osteopathic medical educational model is a few notches above the Carribean model. KCUMB is no exception, and her email indicated that she wanted to mitigate these shortcomings. FYI, the only for-profit medical school in the US is a recently-opened DO school.

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