While in medical school it is easy to become siloed in studying for exam after exam and lose sight of the goal we are working toward, tirelessly striving to build the intellectual foundation we will need to treat our patients. But our careers will be so much more than the individual interactions we have with our patients.
I am a career-changer with six years’ experience in finance before coming to medical school. Given my background, one of the most pressing issues I find within our current healthcare environment is the vast number of inefficiencies costing valuable time and resources within the US healthcare system. It frustrates me that within healthcare, price often has no relationship to cost, and certainly not value proposition or outcome measurement.