The best and worst ways to learn about the world of medical schools
I know many medical school students and families who have gone through the most difficult part of the application process.
For those who do not have a degree in their field, it can be a daunting task.
But it can also be a great way to learn more about what it means to be a physician.
In this week’s episode, I am joined by Dr. David A. Smith, associate dean for admissions at the University of Texas Medical Branch, to discuss some of the challenges, challenges, and benefits of pursuing a degree.
“The most difficult thing for a physician is the degree itself,” Smith said.
“When you have a bachelor’s degree and you’re not qualified to practice, it’s the first thing you think about.
It’s the only thing that comes to mind.
When you have that degree, you have to make a lot of assumptions and you have this tremendous burden of work and responsibility.
So you have all these barriers to entry.
You have to overcome the fact that there are a lot more doctors out there, a lot less medical school, and a lot fewer degrees than there are doctors.”
Smith also noted that a degree can be an invaluable credential for physicians, with more than 40% of physicians earning a doctorate of medicine, and one of the top 10 highest earning degrees among all medical schools.
“It’s a good way to do it,” Smith added.
“You don’t have to go into medicine, you don’t even have to do anything about that.
You can become a physician, you can become an OB-GYN, you know, you could become a board certified nurse anesthetist, all of those things.
So, a doctor’s degree really has a very strong impact on the life of a physician.”
Smith also talked about the role of the internet in medical education.
The health care industry is very different than it was 50 years ago.
Health care providers no longer rely on paper, pencil, and paper pads to get their job done.
They can use computers and their laptops.
They are able to stream medical videos online and get them delivered to their patients in a matter of minutes.
When I was in medical school in the 1980s, you had to travel to an institution to see a physician because it was a very expensive procedure.
Today, we don’t travel to a hospital.
And so we are seeing that the internet is making it possible for doctors to do their work at home, with a phone and a laptop.
I would like to see more of that, and that’s really important for health care professionals.
“But we have to keep in mind, it is also a way for the health care system to educate the medical students and to get them to know more about the health system,” Smith continued.
“That is, I think, a key factor in the success of a doctor in the modern world.
So I think the health systems role as well is critical.
And if we have the ability to make that happen, we can have a very different experience for our medical students, as well.”
Smith said that the health-care system will have to continue to invest in its healthcare education, as it did in the 1970s, because that is the right time to do so.
“I would like the health agencies and the medical schools to be doing more of what we did 50 years and more, and investing more in our students and making sure that they have a more robust medical education,” Smith noted.
He added that the online medical education model is changing.
“In the ’80s, the medical education system was not focused on the computer.
The way that we got into the medical school was by having people come to the campus and they had to walk through the doors of the medical office.
Now that is changing, and you can go online to get in and out of the building.
That is an opportunity that is there now, and I think that’s what is going to continue.”
I’m joined by another former medical school dean, Dr. Jeffrey F. Williams, to talk about the importance of being able to connect with your peers.
Williams said that he is often amazed at how few medical students know what they are talking about when it comes to learning.
“I was fortunate enough to be in medical schools in the early 1980s,” Williams said.
The medical education curriculum is so different today that many students can only learn from peers, Williams said, and there is little or no exposure to doctors outside of their clinical practice.
“Most students are never taught what their role is, what their responsibility is, where they’re from,” Williams added.
And it is important for students to have a network of peers who can help them develop their skills, Williams added, noting that he was very successful in developing an online medical network that enabled him to become an associate dean at the Texas Health Science Center in Houston.
“I think it is really important to have