Indiana Behind in Medical Education

  1. I have lived in Indiana my whole life. I am disappointed at how far behind my state is in its Allied Health/Nursing Education. Other states have Allied Health careers in their Community Colleges that are not being offered here at all. In addition our Community Colleges are quite expensive compared to surrounding states. I can't find an inexpensive/quick Phlebotomy
    course in my state. The Community College only offers it as part of a 2 year Medical Assistant course. One other college takes 4 semesters to complete the course. Hospitals are looking for EKG technicians and Cardiovascular technicians and the programs aren't even offered in my state. My state has a high unemployment rate and has to recruit people from out of state to do these jobs. Why is my state so far behind other states in medical education?
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