We’re really looking for students that are innovative, that think out of the box,” Charney says, “the Zuckerbergs of the world that would go into medicine instead of [creating] Facebook.
This is exactly what I was talking about in my TED talk. Creative, outside-the-box thinkers are crucial in redefining healthcare and making it sustainable. We don’t need any more traditional-thinking doctors to maintain the status quo. This makes me think of the Shirky Principle:
“Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.”
We need less institutional types, and more creative doctors.