It’s an interesting question – a couple of things about our med school model. One asks if this is in any way a good way to pick doctors. Yale and Trinity College in Dublin Ireland now both require incoming med students to take art classes because their new students can’t even describe what a patient looks like. The University of Virginia has thrown out lectures and eliminated the value of individual tests.

Another asks if this is bad for society – does the brutal training regime encourage doctors to see themselves as victims and thus justify overcharging?

Which all goes with the question – Is the pursuit of admission to prestige universities worth it in any way – except to parental status? Would our kids be better off at ‘Normal’ universities where they are comfortable? And how might that impact that Grit Narrative?