Author Affiliations: Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston (Dr Loeffler); and University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky (Dr Halperin).
There is an increasing trend in the United States to attribute names to medical schools in addition to that of the host university. For example, a recent news report stated the following:
Pressed to find new sources of cash, the University of Minnesota Medical School leaders are interested in selling the school's name in return for a big-time donation—as much as $150 million. . . . Would the University sell the medical school name to a drug company in return for a big donation? Would Minnesotans object to removing “Minnesota” from the school's name in exchange for cash? It is not clear.1
Loeffler JS, Halperin EC. Selling a Medical School's Name: Ethical and Practical Dilemmas. JAMA. 2008;300(16):1937–1938. doi:10.1001/jama.300.16.1937
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