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SXSW Interactive 2016

Millennials in Medicine: Good or Bad for Health?

The millennial generation will produce the largest number of doctors in history, but many of them will never practice medicine. At Stanford Medical School, for example, only 2/3 of graduating students go on to residency with increasing numbers devoting their time to business, policy, or other leadership pursuits outside the clinical realm.

Is it disillusionment with the job, or something else driving this trend? What will be the impact on patient care and health care innovation?

This panel of leading millennial physician-innovators will offer a provocative prognosis for the future of US healthcare and debate the net value of physicians disrupting rather than providing healthcare.

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  1. What are the risks and benefits of having a generation of physicians who are increasingly focused on disrupting, rather than providing, healthcare?
  2. Is this a new trend or are we just noticing it more because of the digital health boom? What is driving this trend and will it continue to grow?
  3. Can you trust a doctor who has another full time job other than doctoring? Are they competent enough to be your doctor?



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