May 22, 2009
Too Few Beds and a Feud Plague Doctor-Training Program in New Orleans
A New Orleans teaching hospital that is still struggling to recover from the effects of Hurricane Katrina faces budget cuts and new questions about its ability to continue training 300 medical residents and fellows from Louisiana State University and Tulane University. The uncertainty has been fed by a feud between the two universities over the facility and one that is planned to replace it.
From the teaching point of view, the problem is that the hospital, which Louisiana