@desertdune: Shaking my head. All online medical programs require hands-on training, clinicals, and residency in a real hospital -- the exact same way non-online medical programs require. You also have to to sit for the exact same exams that non-online students have to take.
Your fears are born from complete ignorance; you think you just sit online and get your degree without doing any real work. Unfortunately many people think just like you and therein lies the real problem.