CU Considering Early Graduation for Med School Students to Help Fight on the Front Lines Against Coronavirus
As Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the medical infrastructure around the nation, CU is considering a way to help prevent shortages of medical professionals fighting on the front lines – graduate students early. While The University of Colorado School of Medicine has not finalized the decision, this would likely find support from those worried about potential doctor shortages.
According to the Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center, Colorado has 2,968 confirmed cases as of Wednesday morning, although this number is likely significantly lower than the actual cases, due to a lack of mass testing. According to HealthData.org‘s predictions, Colorado is on its way to having a bed shortage of up to 3,669 during the peak of the Coronavirus outbreak.