Students entering the “Pre-Med” track this August will not be practicing doctors until, at least, the year 2030.
This amazes me. This confuses me.
I, and I think most, believe that the future is going to look different than the present. Yes, there will be many of the same fundamentals — but problems will come in different forms. We will have different challenges, new diseases, changing procedures, and brilliant technology.
Conservatively assuming that the future will look a bit different, how can we best prepare our students for that inevitable change?
This is an honest question — but is what is taught today the same that was taught 15 years ago? Is what is taught today using today’s knowledge or that of 15 years ago?
Again, I understand the fundamentals perhaps must remain constant, but at what point in the curriculum is there variability?
Is this why that many hospitals STILL use technology from 15 years ago?
How can technology innovate in a space where all parties involved started their journeys in the space AT LEAST 15 years ago?
These are all “good” questions…But worthless without answers. Of course their may not be one singular answer, but — I’d love to hear ideas 🙂