Some of you may have heard about last week’s economics Nobel Prize announcements, but you may not know that one of the Nobel winners created the current Match algorithm. Previously, residency applicants would try to game the Match because of an algorithm flaw, but now the system is much fairer. See this interesting NYT article for details.
This NYT article regarding college students’ recruitment to Wall Street is compelling. The author highlights the financial incentives that direct students to financial careers – and away from graduate degrees like medicine.
Here‘s a recent NYT article on joint MD/MBA programs. Currently 65 MD/MBA programs exist. I have several colleagues and friends who obtained their MBAs years after obtaining their medical degrees – another option for interested physicians.
Here‘s a recent NYT article about medical students at my alma mater. Frankly – as one of my friends and former classmates emailed me – it makes HMS students sound a bit socially inept. But this piece is written from a patient’s perspective, and she should know best what does and does not make her feel comfortable. It’s a good lesson on doctoring well.
Here‘s an interesting NYT article on whether going to elite colleges pays off financially (and emotionally). The results are a bit weak, but do suggest that elite schools can make a difference in income and graduate school placement.