Medical Students without Pre-Med
More students are entering medical schools without a pre-medical undergraduate degree. Could it be that students able to explore additional interests in undergrad make for equally great doctors? Hear the whole story on NPR through the link below.
Dr. David Muller, Mount Sinai's dean for medical education "really had a firm belief that you couldn't be a good doctor and a well-rounded doctor — relate to patients and communicate with them — unless you really had a good grounding in the liberal arts."
Anthropology students at Washington University in St. Louis have the opportunity to experience the best of both worlds through the Medicine & Society Program. This program was created to address the needs of students who have an interest in both medicine and the greater good of society. Twenty incoming freshman are selected each summer to join the four-year program which consists of a yearlong seminar in medical anthropology, a community health internship, several courses in medical anthropology, and a senior thesis or capstone project.
"Science is the foundation of an excellent medical education, but a well-rounded humanist is best suited to make the most of that education."