Ups and downs

Up: The Thomson Corp.: "In the fourth quarter, revenues grew 13% to $272 million, and adjusted operating profit increased 22% to $109 million. Revenue growth was driven by acquisitions (including IHI) and increased subscriptions for the Web of Science and MICROMEDEX, as well as strong growth in the continuing medical education business." (emphasis added)

Down: The Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, which lost its national accreditation last week. " There has been talk among Los Angeles county supervisors that King/Drew's university resident training programs might be suspended since students are not gaining the necessary experience because of a lack of patients, said Ressie Roman, health deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich.

"Some students have already been severely impacted because the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education also withdrew its accreditation for some of the hospital's residency programs, said Joel Bellman, press deputy for County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. "

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