A discussion between a 4th year medical student and a mid-career attending in the NEJM Catalyst entitled, “Medicine for Millennials — What Has Changed?” further characterizes the differences between opportunities in medicine twenty years ago versus now. The student is correct in characterizing the future of medicine as “exciting, but murky at the same time” (the “push”). And, while he does make brief mention of the mindset of millennials being different from those who came before, this changing attitude, often understated, will greatly impact training in the near future.
An attending in mid-career and a fourth-year medical student discuss the emerging options for medical students in the new heath care marketplace — many of which did not exist even 10 years ago. Paul Rosen, MD, and Niko Kurtzman cover health care disruption, entrepreneurship, physician burnout, and what has changed about how medical school graduates approach their career post–medical school.