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Tue June 10, 2014
APR Special: Spotlight Health, Show #6
Good afternoon, you’re listening to Spotlight Health, on Aspen Public Radio.
This is our final episode in our series on critical health issues.
Today we’ll hear about a program to get more humanities students to become doctors, even if they major in, say philosophy.
“And then come to medical school without having had to take many of the traditional science requirements, and without having to take the MCAT.”
That’s the Medical College Admission Test, for all of you who’ve avoided the rigors usually required to become a doctor.
And those more well-rounded physicians could end up working in what Doctor Kenneth Davis calls the hospital of the future
“The providers of health care have no choice but to change. What we have to ask ourselves is with those changes, will we be improving access, and will we be improving quality.”
That’s this hour, on Spotlight Health.
Episode 6 of 6 in a series to explore key health issues, with guests also participating in the Aspen Ideas Festival Spotlight: Health programming this summer.
This program is supported by The Anschutz Medical Campus. This June, The Anschutz Medical Campus and 300 other health and health care leaders will be featured at Spotlight: Health at the Aspen Institute. More information about how The Anschutz Campus is pioneering the way medical discoveries, teaching and practices work together, can be found at AnschutzMedicalCampusColorado.com.