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Is having medical degrees available to be obtained online a good thing?

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Yes it is.

Having any sort of degree obtainable through online course work allows for the student to do a lot more with their life during the time that they are enrolled in a virtual school.

Just because it is medical online school doesn't mean it changes the quality of work involved with obtaining the degree.

Online courses that involve medical fields are all to the extremes of different.

We'll take getting a degree in being a Nurse Practitioner for instance. Though all the course work is taken online, meeting of a teacher, and performing hands on work for a final and for different labs throughout the course are a requirement.

Now that your heart rate has settled, knowing your nurse didn't only take a crash course in nursing online...

Taking online courses in different medical fields leaves students with a lot of time to spare. Which leads me to job opportunities. With a lot of time to spare students then get the opportunities to hold steady paying jobs. Ones where the student can start paying off any debts, or simply saving up.

On the area of saving up: students who decide to take online courses side skirt all those extraneous bills such as; books, living, and transportation. As we know most students within the collegian sphere are normally not to heavily set with a nice cash flow.

Side: Yes ... because
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I don't know much about how online degrees actually work. But theoretically speaking, if online students have to pass the same tests and demonstrate they are as capable and efficient as a student who attended a physical medical school, I wouldn't see that as a problem. With so many countries in shortage of doctors and nurses, how can I criticise offering people another route to fulfilling that shortage?

I do think that no matter how they got their degree, they should work through a certain internship period before "graduating" as full medical personnel, to ensure they have adequate practical experience.

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I do think that no matter how they got their degree, they should work through a certain internship period before "graduating" as full medical personnel, to ensure they have adequate practical experience

They do, every person getting into the medical field via an online course must have hands on practice and pass hands on physcal tests.

Side: Yes ... because

If a person has to pass a standardized exam from studying on-line, then I see no problem with it.

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No the idea is an atrocious one.

The idea of knowing my nurse drawing my blood actually graduated by taking a speedy course isn't a very comforting idea.

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DaWolfman(3321) Disputed
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No the idea is an atrocious one.

Duly noted.

The idea of knowing my nurse drawing my blood actually graduated by taking a speedy course isn't a very comforting idea.

Though that might be the idea running through your head it is a misconception.

As all nurses, along with any field within the medical sphere, must pass all tests both taken online and physically ( hands on ) to pass the course and become certified.

Online just helps speed up the process. Basically allowing any people who are diligent workers to take and finish their course in a faster time than in a regular class room setting.

Side: Yes ... because
DrDrew(3) Disputed
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-Duly noted.-

You wouldn't happen to be a jackass would you?

My thought process is not flawed, it just did not contain any good sources of information and was a reply to your question off the top of my head.

I can get more in depth if you want...

You mentioned those who are diligent workers, what about those who are not?

Speeding up the process is usually not a good thing when it comes to schooling, at least from my experience.

My main problem with any online course is that students may find themselves unable to resist the answers to the times test sitting their on their computer behind another tab, or even their friend who happened to pass the course in a class room.

I also find problems with never actually seeing your teacher, though you may see him/her once in a blue moon that does not lead to a healthy relationship between a student in need of help a good percentage of the time with a professor who is drinking whiskey at his house.

Side: No ... because
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If you get a degree online, you don't get the experience you do when you actually go to college, the hand-on-hand stuff. You can read all you want about drawing a blood sample, but once you go to do it, it's more than just a picture on a screen.

Side: No ... because
DaWolfman(3321) Disputed
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If you get a degree online, you don't get the experience you do when you actually go to college, the hand-on-hand stuff. You can read all you want about drawing a blood sample, but once you go to do it, it's more than just a picture on a screen.

To pass the course you still have to pass the hands on portions of the exams. If I want to become an EMS I would have to go out and do some test runs, pass all the physical tests ( I.E. stabilizing someone ), and pass the written tests.

Side: Yes ... because
sayyad99(773) Disputed
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True, but how many people would pass those courses if they do not have the hands on experience? Learning something and doing something is two different aspects. I tell you this becaus i am presently working in the medical field.

Side: No ... because
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Medical degrees are not just something you gain, you have to work for it. It is a more of a practical field where you have to practice what you learn inorder to have a thorough understand of what you are doing. Online degrees are faster and more convenient but also with a medical degree that is obtained online comes lack of practical experience and understanding. And this can result in civil actions whereby your actions or lack of practical experience can initiate a civil lawsuit by a patient due to malpractice.

Side: No ... because