There is a dire shortage of physicians in this country:
20,000—Current shortage of physicians in the US
52,000—Number of primary care physicians the US will need by 2025
Source: Association of American Medical Colleges
But we have to give promising young students a reason to begin the long and arduous road required by the medical profession. Here’s an article introducing the new Dell Medical School at UT Austin. I am proud to be quoted regarding the importance of including a liberal arts education in the training of physicians: “Without this grounding in the humanities, medicine would be solely a business transaction.” Follow the link to read more.