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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, May 8, 1979-Page 5
Future doctors may face expensive option
By VICKI HENDERSON statute which requires ten per cent of dollars s"students. Every professional school in
Medical school students in Michigan medical school graduates to practice in The proposed legislation is an incen- the state gets state aid," she added.
be facing an expensive option upon the state, according to Rick Simonson, tive for doctors who are educated in University Medical School Dean John
graduation. State Senator Donald an administrative assistant to Bishop. Michigan to stay in state, said Simon- Gronvall, when asked whether the bill
Bishop (R-Rochester), has introduced a Simonson said this stipulation is not in- son. The bill was proposed as an effort would relieve the shortage of doctors in
bill offering medical school graduates cluded in Bishop's bill because "we to retain doctors because of the shor- the state, said the legislation would
b i offering mediclg- schgdats r want to .keep the issue as simple as tage of doctors in some parts of the "not be much of a contribution by it-
the choice of practicingin Michigan foryit
fuyerafegrdainoremu- possible." state. self."
four years after graduation or reimbur- SIMONSON said the $8,000 figure is Although the legislation is not si dl."
sing the state $8,000 for a portion of arbitrary and that it costs taxpayers retroactive, many medical students are Simonson said details whocollection of
their education financed by Michigan much more than $8,000 per student for a not in favor of the proposal. Christine money from graduates who decide to
taxpayers. medical school education. He said the Sands, a first-year medical student at practice out of state have not been
Indtroduced in January, the bill was ttacstt xpyrhsben heUirsysdsefeste decided upon. The bill will be voted on
patterned after a Massachusetts toa cost to taxpayers has been the University, said she feels the some time early this summer.
__tternedafter_____ ssachusetts estimated at "hundreds of thousands of legislation is "singling out medicalsoemer h m
'U' alums
rated top
in nation
Even after they graduate, University
students come out on top. This year the \ , -
University's 45,000 member alumni --
association won nine national awards \ .-T -
and was named the most outstanding
alumni association in the country by the
Council for Advancement and Support
of Education.
Very important to the success of the
association, explains Executive Direc-
tor Robert Forman, is that the alumni
association, a separate legal entity sin-
ce 1897, is independent of the Univer-
sity. Forman described the association
as "an organization of alumni to serve
the University, as opposed to an
organization of the University to serve
Fund-raising is a major function of VESf CuU U HiE
the alumni association. Last year, the ightweight and cool, with white nylon mesh uppers, tricot
association donated more than six lining, padded collar, terry-covered cuhion insole, and skid-
million dollars to the University. The resistant sole. Ideal for all kinds of sports, deck wear tool
alumni were among the leading fund- Sizes S%-11,12
raisers in the United States. RG. IS."
"I LIKE to call it "friend-raising' in-
stead of fund-raising," said Forman.
His philosophy is to try to get people in-
terested so that they will give to the
To become a member of theN W W
association, an alumnus pays either
$15.00 a year in membership dues or
buys a life membership for $250.00. Of
the approximate 220,000 living degree
alumni, 45,000 belong to the alumni
Travel programs and vacation
packages offered to alumni every year
through the association add a different
dimension to services they provide.
Tours abroad in which alumni get an
opportunity to meet alumni in major
foreign cities are given by the
THESE opportunities the group of-
fers ensure that "not everything they M. 12.94
(alumni) hear is a request for money," ,
said Forman.
Encouraging classes to have reunions
and helping them to coordinate their
five-year get togethers is another ser--'OC N A
vice the association provides. Every MEN -CNVASseeept
in the fall for classes about the reunion
and helps plan about 75 reunions.
Other services to alumni the White canvas uppers with terry-covered cushon' Insole and padded
association offers include a monthly tongue and collar. Reinforced ball area, arch support, durable skid-
magazine sent to all members and a life resistantsole. Suitable for wood or concrete courts. Sizes 6'%-11,12
insurance program.
About 150 local Michigan alumni PRS GOOD TU SATURDAY, MAY 12, 1979
clubs around the country also provide
scholarships and help recruit students.rr
About 100 students belong to the
Student-Alumni Activities Council. This r
group welcomes prospective students
and provides walking tours of the cam- SHOP MONDAY THRU SATURDAY 8 A.M. TO 10:30 P.M. -SUNDAY 9A.M. TO 7 P.M
pus- UDY9AM O7PM
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