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.

New York Medical School Widens Nontraditional Path For Admissions : NPR

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.

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