Chronicle of Higher Education: The Need for More M.D.-Ph.D. Hybrids, and What Colleges Are Doing About It

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.

American Physician Scientists Association Directors’ Award 2014
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American Physician Scientists Association Directors’ Award 2014

American Physician Scientists Association – April 15, 2014

The Directors’ Award was given to Freddy Nguyen, founder of the American Physician Scientists Association, in recognition of his innumerable contributions to APSA since the organization’s initiation. To honor Freddy’s legacy, the Board of Directors will present the Founder’s Award (successor to the Directors’ Award) to recognize extraordinary and dedicated service to APSA. Freddy will play a role in selecting the recipient of that honor. Read below for Freddy’s reflections on a decade of APSA.