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Room for Climate Change but Not Business Classes at Medical School (Guest: Rebecca Kiessling)

September 4, 2019

Medical students have jammed packed course loads to the point where few get any instruction on how to run a small business, which many doctors do when they open a practice.

Recently, the American Medical Association endorsed a plan to expand medical school curriculums to include classes on climate change.  Columbia University is leading a coalition on implementing such a plan and 187 schools have signed up, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The Benjamin Rush Institute is an organization for medical students interested in free market medicine. Kiessling discusses the political climate in today’s medical schools and how chapters meet resistance.  Climate change is a politicized issue and BRI is hoping to provide a balance in viewpoints.

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AnneMarie Schieber is a research fellow at The Heartland Institute and managing editor of Health Care News, Heartland's monthly newspaper for health care reform. @HCPolicy