Nation's Only For-Profit Medical School Seeks Exemption From Gainful-Employment Rule

For-Profit Medical School 
Seeks Exemption From 
Gainful-Employment Rule 1

Benjamin Rasmussen for The Chronicle

Cheryl Lovell, president of Rocky Vista U., argues that her college’s mission to prepare rural doctors 
could be compromised by the new rule’s focus on graduates’ income.

As the White House forges ahead with its controversial "gainful employment" rule, the nation’s only for-profit medical school is waging a lonely fight for an exemption from the measure.

Officials at Rocky Vista University worry that the proposed rule, which would cut off federal aid to programs whose graduates struggle to repay their debt, will force the college to abandon its mission of producing primary-care doctors, or perhaps put it out of business altogether.

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