Nonscience med students do well
Posted Sept. 20, 2010
Regarding "Med school finds nonscience background doesn't hinder students" (link): I taught at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine from 1972 to 1983. I encountered several students who came from the arts or humanities. They might have had a little trouble in year one, but after that they did well. This discovery, therefore, is not new. Andrew Hunt, MD, founding dean of the College of Human Medicine, was a visionary for which he received little credit.
Gerald B. Holzman, MD, Salem, S.C.
The print version of this content appeared in the link issue of American Medical News.
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