A recent NPR article highlights Mount Sinai’s school of medicine in New York City for it’s revolutionary shift in their admissions processes.
A growing number of their students came not from traditional pre-med undergraduate programs, but from a humanities-oriented program at Mount Sinai known as HuMed, where they majored in various programs, English and Literature standing out among them. The Humed program was created to prevent pre-med syndrome, or medical students who were too single minded, and it’s done just that.
Dr. David Muller, the dean of medical education for the school, has a quote in his office that illustrates this line of thought. It reads, “Science is the foundation of an excellent medical education, but a well-rounded humanist is best suited to make the most of that education.”
Success With a Twist
It may come as a surprise that these non-traditional students are often indistinguishable from the traditional ones in terms of grades.… Continue Reading