Why the Supreme Court ruling is a mixed bag for medical residents

MPR’s Elizabeth Dunbar reports today on a twist to the story on the Supreme Court ruling that medical residents be considered employees rather than students, and must pay Social Security.

A number of medical-resident reps applauded the ruling, because they hope it will allow them to gain more federal labor protection — like disability pay and survivor’s benefits.

But Dunbar writes:

… Those completing their residencies through universities, including the University of Minnesota, fear the ruling could mean the end of the dual identity they’ve enjoyed in recent years — they’ve had a chance to qualify for federal benefits while also taking advantage of their student status.

Read the full story here.