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    Why number of places for lawyers and doctors is so much limited by government in universities? Is there any private universities in U.S. which have right to graduate lawyers and doctors with no limit? What is the basis for such a limit officially?


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    For doctors, I believe the main limit is a problem with sufficient residency positions. A medical student does not become a full doctor until he (or she) has completed a mandatory period of on the job training called residency, usually working at a teaching hospital. I think recent federal budget cuts have reduced funding for residency programs, causing a cut in the number of positions available.

    For lawyers, I have no idea what limits the number of positions available. My strong personal opinion is we graduate way to many lawyers in the U.S. anyway, as the U.S. has about half the world's lawyers but only about 5% of the world's population.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley514 View Post
    Why number of places for lawyers and doctors is so much limited by government in universities?
    In the US, the AMA (American Medical Association) has limited the number of slots available for doctors. This keeps the supply low and thus salaries high. Supposedly they have started to ease up on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billvon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley514 View Post
    Why number of places for lawyers and doctors is so much limited by government in universities?
    In the US, the AMA (American Medical Association) has limited the number of slots available for doctors. This keeps the supply low and thus salaries high. Supposedly they have started to ease up on this.
    Talking to the doctors that I know, I don't find that to be true. It may have been years ago, but not now.

    We are facing a doctor SHORTAGE especially in the GP field.
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