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This edition: Medical Schools Training Health Care Providers-pt1

Episode Details

Original tape date: March 14, 2013.

First aired: May 6, 2013.

Michael Stoler asks his guests how each decided to become a doctor. Dr. Spiegel was always interested in science; Dr. Charney's first and second choice was to play or coach pro basketball; Dr. Halperin wanted to be a civil rights attorney; and Dr. Smith had studied physics and bio physics before deciding to combine people and science. Most agreed that their mothers played a part in their decision.

What's changed? Current students: many are older, many more women, many do something productive before entering med school; some consider duel degrees - the physician scientist. Discussing the business of medicine, all agreed that the current practice of fee for service must be changed to emphasis prevention on a life-long basis.

Guest List

Dr. Dennis Charney Dean , Icahn School of Medicine/Mount Sinai

Dr. Edward Halperin Chancellor, New York Medical College

Dr. Lawrence Smith Physician in-Chief/Dean, LIJ School of Medicine-Hofstra North Shore

Dr. Allen Spiegel Dean, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Yeshiva University

Michael Stoler Host, The Stoler Report