Students are graduating early from med school to fight the coronavirus

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  • Public officials and health experts have been increasingly referring to the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus in terms of fighting a war.
  • Heading to the front lines soon are members of a new generation of medical students-turned-doctors, some of whom are being allowed to graduate early so they can go ahead and get into the fight against the virus.
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has pushed to get more doctors into the health care system quicker to aid in this fight, and early graduation is one way of doing that.
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The fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak that’s still pummeling the US, as well as the rest of the world, has been likened repeatedly to a war. And while this one doesn’t have the equivalent of a military draft, we are starting to see new measures taken to send what amount to fresh recruits to the front lines — via efforts like one in New York state that would allow medical students to graduate early to join this fight.

On Wednesday, NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine tweeted that this will, in fact, be happening very soon: “Excited to share that pending approval from @NYSEDNews and #LCME, @NYUGrossman will allow select medical students to graduate early to get more physicians into the health system more quickly, as we fight the growing spread of #COVID19 #allhandsondeck #NYULangoneHeroes”.

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