Innovation Is Sweeping Through U.S. Medical Schools
Preparing doctors—and in greater numbers—for new technologies and methods has only recently been put in the forefront of health reform. Without an increase in efficiency and primary care physicians offering insurance is meaningless without having access to the care. The Wall Street Journal features an article on the changes coming to Medical Schools.
At the new Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine in Hempstead, N.Y, students spend their first eight weeks not in lecture classes but becoming certified emergency medical technicians, learning split-second lifesaving skills on 911 calls.
“The reality is that most medical schools are teaching the same way they did one hundred years ago,” says Wyatt Decker, chief executive of the Mayo Clinic’s operations in Arizona, which include a medical school in Scottsdale, Ariz., that is scheduled to enroll its first class in 2017. “It’s time to blow up that model and ask, ‘How do we want to train tomorrow’s doctors?’ ”