May 29, 2011
Why Medical School Should Be Free
I have to post this whole article from the NYT because I have only one comment: YES! YES! YES! the system should not be set up to herd us into fields like dermatology and radiology (no offense to those fields at all) because they have nicer hours of work. We need dermatologists and radiologists, but not as many as family medicine doctors, pediatricians, internists, palliative care specialists, etc. let us medical students (who hopefully all went to medical school because we want to gain the knowledge and skills to help keep people healthy) choose what we want to do based on what we're good at and what we're interested in - and have to weigh that against what the country (world?) needs, instead of against our huuuuge loans. YES YES YES to this plan.