So here is an interesting additional story on Emory that plays in to the current Grady Hospital story.
Long story short: Kevin Kuritzky was an academically gifted student with a scholarship to Emory. 41 days before graduating from medical school at Emory, Kuritzky was expelled. Emory claimed it was plagiarism, dishonesty, and several other things.
But, digging a little deeper, it appears that Kuritzky’s story intertwines with Grady’s situation and his expulsion might not be all that it seemed. In fact, he’s suing now.
You see, before Emory expelled Kuritzky, he started complaining to school officials about the care being provided at Grady under Emory’s watch. One of things he documented was a seventeen hour wait time before patients coming in with heart attack symptoms were given a cardiac enzyme test. He also documented having to deal with a number of medical conditions without any supervision at all. In a nutshell, Kuritzky complained that he, a med school student, was abandoned to take care of patients without even a resident around to assist him all while the professors who were supposedly working at Grady were off at Emory’s other medical facilities. The university insisted that he recant and he refused. They then expelled him.
That is really a troubling allegation. Obviously, this could be a disgruntled student trying to get back at Emory for expelling him. That is the superficially obvious conclusion. But given what we’re learning about Emory-Grady relationship, Kuritzky’s story is just as plausible.