Chronicle of Higher Education – Paul Basken – January 16, 2017
Physician-scientists are uniquely adept at translating basic discoveries into cures. But graduate programs aren’t producing many such scholars.
Back in 1979, The New England Journal of Medicine warned of a crisis: The ranks of physician-scientists — typically, holders of both an M.D. and a Ph.D. — were fast shrinking, threatening science’s ability to translate basic discoveries into actual cures.
Some 37 years later, the warnings are still coming. They might have even intensified.