Friday, March 25, 2011
False economy? Better hope not
Do you feel lucky?
I know, I know—students have to learn somehow and many of us are broke now and can’t afford dental or hair work.
I know people who have had dental work done at dental schools at a discount—their worst complaints was long waits.
Sue Doerfler, writing in the AZ Republic, Mar 24, 2011, quotes an educator as saying this is a win-win.
Hey, maybe it is! We have to catch a break sometime, right?
Some people get weekly massages from students for $25. Not bad.
A woman who went to Carrington Dental School said she had never had such a thorough cleaning.
Another place is a butcher school—meat at a discount.
Beauty schools also provide discounts. At one a cut and shamp was five bucks.
An acupuncture center has “happy hour” rates. Cute!
This all sounds OK, as a matter of fact.
The NYT Well Blog recently talked about a study that showed hospitals that let residents and interns take over surgeries had decent outcomes. Now—on that—I might ask a ton of questions.