Kaiser Health News - "The New England Journal of Medicine: Reforming Premedical Education — Out With The Old, In With The New"

 – April 11, 2013  –– 

Dr. David Muller writes: Recent years have seen many calls for enhancing, overhauling, or abolishing the traditional premed requirements. Critics argue that the pace of scientific discovery and its clinical application have outstripped the requirements; that information technology has made memorizing vast amounts of content unnecessary; that the requirements lack clinical, scientific, and social relevance. At Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine since 1987, humanities majors have been entering medical school here having neither undergone traditional premed science preparation nor taken the MCAT. According to a retrospective analysis, these students performed as well as their peers. Learn more