Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Congress Finally Cracking Down On Foreign Medical School TTT's

This is very encouraging news. Expect a long drawn out lobbying fight from the Caribbean scammers. It's only a matter of time before the corrupt law school TTT's find themselves in the regulatory crosshairs. The fat cat administrators are padding their pensions and plotting their exit strategies as we speak.

"The federal government, through the Federal Family Education Loan program administered by the Education Department, loaned U.S. students enrolled at foreign free-standing medical schools $1.5 billion between 1998 and 2008, according to the report.

Although that amount represents less than 1 percent of all federal student loans made during the same period, borrowing has grown by more than 300 percent because of increases in tuition, student enrollments and the availability of other loan funds.

Foreign medical schools that participate in the loan program have to meet certain statutory requirements. One requirement has been that 60 percent of their students who take the USMLE must pass the test. Beginning last month, however, Congress increased that must-pass percentage to 75 percent of students.


According to the report, the Education Department has not been able to fully enforce the institutional pass rate requirement on foreign medical schools. One reason is that private organizations that administer each step of the exam have refused to release student scores on grounds that the information is proprietary.

Stall, stall, stall..... Obfuscate, obfuscate, obfuscate........ Pad those pensions.

http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/publications/news/news-now/resident-student-focus/20100809gao-loans.html

66 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL. Dream on. TTT schools wont have a problem meeting any requirement to pass the bar exam. Passing the bar exam isn't the problem with TTT schools. It's marketability of the law degree. This news means nothing at all. Move along. Nothing to see here.

Anonymous said...

Those foreign med school graduates still can graduate and be called "doctor." No one questions where they went to school. It doesn't matter. They give physicals, prescribe medication and stick their finger up a patient's ass. Insurance companies cover their bill. The average family practioner earns $140,000 a year.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of caribbeans there are those S&C Jamaican booty scratchers...

What needs to be done is a crack down on them - forget regulatory cross-hairs I'll get them in my regulatory ass-hairs and let loose a fat one right up that big ass nose!

Might even smell worse than their own body odor if thats possible.

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Anonymous said...

What's the deal with Hirecounsel requiring 3 years of experience with an AMLAW 200 firm to get a document review job for $32-$35 an hour? Are you kidding me?

Brian said...

Thanks to Obamacare, most of our doctors will come from these schools someday.

Anonymous said...

I know of third world doctors practicing here. They live in large homes and drive the 7 series BMW. The American public is stupid enough to use them. Their credentials are hardly verifiable either. Many are graduates of the University of Bombay.

Anonymous said...

Considering the number General prats we'll need in the future I welcome a flood of doctors who will be more than willing to work for the money they get from medicare/aid and they can moonlight as pizza delivery boys to pay the insurance.

Anonymous said...

What's going on over @ Update? Looks like another shakeup is in the works.

Anonymous said...

Anyone on the Hudson project that started today (Saturday) - 12 hours a day for 8 straight days?

Anonymous said...

Tom,

I am working with an ex-associate from Morrison on a temp assignment. This hag managed a lot of temp attorneys there and bossed and bullied them for bathroom breaks, internet use, talking etc. Now she is doing the SAME THING - taking long breaks, always yakking and using the internet for personal use and yet billing hours. You should do a post on ex associates who are now TEMPS and doing all the things they whipped other temps for doing.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know why the sudden need for Japanese fluent doc reviewers?

Anonymous said...

What's going on at Update?

Anonymous said...

Update is hooker town. Who cares what these hos are up to? Get a real job and get out of Update Ghetto.

Anonymous said...

Democrats who reluctantly slashed a food stamp program to fund a state aid bill may have to do so again to pay for a top priority of first lady Michelle Obama.

The House will soon consider an $8 billion child nutrition bill that’s at the center of the first lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative. Before leaving for the summer recess, the Senate passed a smaller version of the legislation that is paid for by trimming the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps.

The proposed cuts would come on top of a 13.6 percent food stamp reduction in the $26 billion Medicaid and education state funding bill that President Obama signed this week.

Food stamps have made multiple appearances on the fiscal chopping block because Democrats have few other places to turn to offset the cost of legislation.

“It’s very sad. I think it’s just illustrating what dire straits our federal government budget is in,” said Sheila Zedlewski, director of the Urban Institute’s Income and Benefits Center. “It’s unprecedented to raid one safety net program to feed another.”

Anonymous said...

Anyone coding any documents today?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Yeah Dems raid food stamps to keep some teachers around for one year (and one year only) so that they'll vote Dem in Novemember... Like they were seriously going to vote for the Republicans.

Anonymous said...

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Anyways, I miss you! Say hi to W.

one love,
Maria

Anonymous said...

First it was the Indians, now it high schoolers getting the doc review gigs.

14-Year-Old Impresses Law Firm With Document-Review Abilities
Posted on August 9, 2010 by lawsforattorneys
Until recently, Daren Maddox, a 14-year-old attending Jacobson Middle School in St. Louis, never considered a profession in the legal world. For teenagers such as Daren, summertime is usually filled with outdoor activities, or, for the more ambitious, a first entry into the workforce. Daren, in fact, had plans this summer to take his first paid job for minimum wage at Cleansies, the area laundromat.


Document
Earlier this summer, however, Daren accidentally submitted his resume through Craigslist to Barings & Whitmore, a top St. Louis law firm, for a document-review job. “The posting said I’d have to scan lots of incoming documents,” said Daren. “I thought I was applying to work in the mail room.” After e-mailing in his short resume on a Saturday evening, Daren was surprised to receive an offer Sunday night to start work the very next morning.

“We were in an intense time crunch. Our firm needed to review millions of documents in a very short time,” said Kenneth Barings, managing partner of the firm. Considering Daren was on summer vacation until September, the immediate start date worked perfectly.


On his first day, Daren arrived at Barings & Whitmore and was quickly placed in a cubicle, where he was tasked to review 50,000 documents as either being “privileged” or “not privileged.” By mid-afternoon, Daren reported that he had finished the task, labeling all 50,000 documents as “not privileged” because, according to Daren, he was upset that his parents had recently revoked his phone and video-game privileges.

“It’s total crap that they say they can take away my privileges,” Daren said. “I mean, I paid half of that Wii game with my own money.”

After taking a brief snack break, Daren was given an additional 500,000 documents to review. As Daren had done so with the previous bundle, all of these documents were labeled “not privileged” by the following morning. Additionally, Daren learned that, because of the speed of his review, Barings & Whitmore had terminated all of their other document-review attorneys, leaving only Daren to tackle the remaining five million documents.

“Daren has been a breath of fresh air in the office. His ability to quickly analyze thousands of documents is remarkable,” said Barings. “We’ve never seen anything quite like it. … This kid is our best lawyer.”

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Anonymous said...

How is it to work at Epiq systems? My experience was awlful.

Anonymous said...

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Check out the lawyer.

Anonymous said...

"It's only a matter of time before the corrupt law school TTT's find themselves in the regulatory crosshairs."

Um, no, law is still moving in the opposite direction....

"In June, the ABA’s Council of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar appointed the committee of law professors, attorneys, judges and law deans to examine whether foreign law schools should be allowed to seek ABA accreditation. The council is scheduled to consider the committee’s recommendations in December."

Anonymous said...

Can we have another topic now, Tom? Please.....

Anonymous said...

All law schools should be accredited. We need more lawyers. It will keep the cost down for the consumer.

Anonymous said...

Actually, there should be law schools open on every other block. Law schools should be as common as Starbucks or Subway franchises.

Anonymous said...

What I want to know is why was the section on ABA accrediting foreign schools was taken off?

Probably too much justified hate sprewed on the site?

Anonymous said...

The Elites are all for Globalization of everything; they're interests aren't affected. In fact, they benefit.

It's the middle and lower classes in the US who suffer, carry the burden, and pay the price for making India, China, and other Third World countries (PC term: "Developing Nations") more 'affluent'.

So prepare yourself for the Globalization of everything imaginable.

Anonymous said...

"Thanks to Obamacare, most of our doctors will come from these schools someday."

"I know of third world doctors practicing here. They live in large homes and drive the 7 series BMW. The American public is stupid enough to use them."

TWENTY PERCENT of doctors in the US are foreign trained.

That's because Americans are TOO LAZY AND STUPID to deal with math and science. Every other dumbass in law school is the child of a doctor.

Go to an ivy league school that mom & dad pay for, but you're too lazy to major in science? Well, gee, law school is for you! A $160k job will magically await your lazy, worthless, art-history-major ass without having to work hard in school. Whoops, sorry, that was then. No jobs for you!

Anonymous said...

I'm a communications major! Never took an arts or history class, or a science class for that matter. But I can code irrelevant documents with the best of them.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, those folks graduating from shit hole foreign med schools will be doing better than most attorneys.

They're going to average $200,000 (even when you factor in the lowly family doc's $140,000 average).

If you're reviewing patent docs for $35/hour, you're wasting your life away. Get your butt to med school, stat!

Anonymous said...

Americans are the laziest, most entitled shitheels since the days of the Roman empire.

Our grandparents' generation had more education upon high school graduation than most kids graduating from college/university these days. And it didn't take them 6-8 fucking years to get their bachelor's. No grade inflation back then. None of this suck-up, bullshit positive reinforcement the young'uns are so desperate for.

Anonymous said...

Document review outsourced to paralegals:

http://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/lgl/1909718701.html

IMMEDIATE NEED - DOCUMENT REVIEW PARALEGALS (NEWARK, NJ)
Date: 2010-08-20, 2:53PM EDT
Reply to: job-e6mjv-1909718701@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Experienced Document Review paralegals needed for an IMMEDIATE project in Newark, NJ

Start Date: Monday, 8/23/10

Expected Duration: At least 1 month. 6 days/week, 8 hour days.

Location: Newark, NJ (accessible via PATH train from NYC)

Rate: $22/hr

At least one year of document review experience is required, or 6 months on a large document review project.

Relativity experience is preferred.

If you or anyone you know is interested in this opportunity, please email your resume ASAP.

Please make sure to include any document review experience and RELATIVITY experience you have.

Please refer to the "Newark, NJ Doc Review" in the subject line.

Ivy Temp said...

Time for a new post. May I suggest a piece on TSQ's [Toxic Saddlebag Queens. Sloppy, smelly, lazy, ugly and stupid - they rule offices through their sheer ability to bully and stare down anyone decent. Although most people revile these odious creatures most are afraid to say anything to them - even the partners. It is so hard to maintain a happy positive professional attitude in the presence of the wildabeasts.

Anonymous said...

Now I regret not going to one of these foreign medical schools. Sticking my finger up patient's asses and checking their feet has to be more rewarding than this work.

Anonymous said...

I have to laugh I was hearing Obama talk today about not renewing the Bush tax cuts so 1) invest in infrastructure joibs (again i.e. bridge to nowhere) and 2) education.
Isnt' education the thing America doesn't need MORE OF????

26 million unemployed and rising 500,000 per month.

Also I like these jobs like $22 above which on top of being a maid's pay has all these other requirements and demands.
"Relativity experience preferred".

Fuck you agency!

Anonymous said...

"Now I regret not going to one of these foreign medical schools. Sticking my finger up patient's asses and checking their feet has to be more rewarding than this work."

Hells yeah!

Getting paid like a player to be elbow deep in vaginas or checking boobs all day is infinitely more rewarding than sitting in a small conference room with 20 people for 12 hours a day.

It's certainly more rewarding than begging agencies for a chance to sit in said conference room or even being a partner's dick sucker.

Anonymous said...

lHas anyone been selected for the Newark Peak project?

Anonymous said...

Peak sucks!

Anonymous said...

IT'S TIME FOR A NEW POST, TOM!!!

Anonymous said...

I heard Peak cut many of their benefits, including medical. Is this true? Do they still offer PTO and Holiday Pay???

Anonymous said...

Uh Tom, why do you still have that fraudster cunt's blog on your blogroll? Are you awake out there or just hibernating?

Anonymous said...

@12:47: The science scam is just as bad or worse than the law scam. There are plenty of science grads stuck in dead end $30k a year jobs. The problem is that the higher paying jobs aren't there.

You either make medical, or you get nothing. And to make medical--you need to somehow get past the C curve science classes are graded for in the US and have ridiculous scores on everything to go to a US medical school. The AMA/AAMC goes the opposite route of law school, they purposely cause a shortage by setting standards at much too high a level. Most US educated doctors probably cheated in school.

For something like the past 50 years there were only about 100 or so medical schools. In the past year or two another 20+ opened up. You would think that compares favorably to law, but for whatever reason physicians still make a lot of money and there is a shortage.

Anyway check out flusterclucked, which is a blog on this blog roll, and you'll be able to find posts on the science scam. The same people that promote the law scam promote the science scam, it's probably not as debilitating as the law scam in terms of debt and job opportunities, but it's not really anything anybody would go into if they knew any better.

Science suffers from the same problems as everything else in this country aside from medicine---although medical practitioners complain too (check out medicinesux blog)---jobs have been shipped out of this country and there are too many people vying for too few jobs now. Capitalism is a winner take all, screw over the rest system, where the elite are generally the winners. And that elite is generally condensed and passed on from generation to generation with little new creation.

Anonymous said...

TIME FOR A NEW POST<, TOM!!!!

Anonymous said...

Found in DC Craigslist under Govt Contracting...


Sub-contractor linguist positions for one of the U.S Government Agencies:

Requirements:
MUST BE A U.S CITIZEN (Non U.S Citizens and Green Card holders DO NOT apply)
Have NO Financial Issues (delinquencies or bankruptcies)
Willing to take and pass both verbal and written tests
Security Clearance is a plus.
Willing to take a FULL SCOPE POLYGRAPH or already have one

Languages:
Somali
Uyghur
Luganda
Latvian
Cape Verdian Creole
Hausa
Uzbek
Eastern Armenian
Cham
Hebrew
Dinka
Ga
Bambara
Malinka
German
Dutch
Swedish
Turkish
Dari/Pashto/Farsi
Hmong-White
Chinese-Sichuan
Chinese-Fuzhou
Sudanese

Please reply to this ad and send in well-formated resumes.

Dang! I speak all of the above mega-fluently (better'n a native), except for White Hmong!!!! &*%#@! I only speak Blue Hmong and Yellow Hmong!

Sh*t!!! I can't take accept all these jobs!

Anonymous said...

This blog is pathetic. Still enabling that cunt to extend her 15 minutes of fame.

Goodbye, Tom. Nice knowing you.

Anonymous said...

1:54pm or anyone else:

Which woman are you referring to?

Anonymous said...

We need a new post! Get it together, Tom. Where are the jobs? Unemployment sucks!

Anonymous said...

In my next lifetime, I am going to be fluent in Japanese.

Anonymous said...

A large midtown law firm needs multi-lingual document review professionals, including admitted Attorneys, non-admitted JD's, translators and paralegals for several upcoming projects. Must have prior translation and document review experience, preferably in a legal setting. Languages needed include: Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Russian, Mandarin, German, Korean, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Arabic, Hebrew, Vietnamese and Hindi. Interested and qualified candidates, please submit resumes, with reference job code: L1114SC, to cllegaltempny@beaconhillstaffing.com.

Where the hell is English?

Anonymous said...

6:05 P.M.

Many English reviews are being done in India now. American onshore doc review is slowly being phased out.

Anonymous said...

Obviously, this blog has died. No new post since August 11?

Bye, Tom - it was great while it lasted. You were at the forefront of the legal scam blogosphere, but all things come and go in life. Hope you've moved on to bigger and better things.

Anonymous said...

Tom is not sure whether a document is relevant or not. He has been on the same doc for three weeks now. Let's give him a break. This document is crucial. It may make or break the case.

Bones McCoy said...

Medical Officer's log

Stardate: September 1st

The sub-species of lawyers who call themselves scambusters seems to have fallen under some illness and disappeared.

The two bigggest names, Tom the temp, and Scott Bullock appear to have both abandoned their blogs, which typically rail against the conditions of the lower echelons of the attorney profession. I am hypothesizing that an illness may have been picked up during their adventures in templand. Will investigate further.

Supplemented: an individual by the moniker of Frank the Future Expat has also seemed to have given up his blog and disappeared. The plot thickens.

Beam me up Scotty!

Allan Cohen said...

Maybe they finally realized that they were fighting a valiant, yet losing, battle. Nothing has changed, and things have actually gotten worse; rates have plummeted, work has been shipped to India, and the Allan Cohens of the world are still thriving and earning six figures.

Anonymous said...

A blogger who went on a hunger strike to protest the lack of transparency in law schools has ended her hunger strike after 24 days because of health concerns.

Zenovia Evans, who originally used the name Ethan Haines at her blog UnemployedJD.com, says in a statement that her physician advised her to end the hunger strike because of medical complications and the potential for permanent damage. She has lost 16 pounds.

Anonymous said...

11:05 am.

Hey, fucking fame whore! Shut your fucking trap and get back to work on the plantation.

Anonymous said...

LOL - http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/7064087/

"Thank you, come again"

Anonymous said...

Babu is REAAAALLLLY mad that you let this blog end... It was his only mainstream exposure in the US!

Anonymous said...

Almost 1 month since the last post?

RIP Tom The Temp.

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Norma said...

When I decided to look into foreign medical schools, I ended up choosing UMHS in St. Kitts. They have a great program that mirrors what the US based schools use, and they have a smaller class size. This means you get to interact more with the faculty and they really invest in all of their students. It was definitely the right choice for me.