This is great support to the growing body of evidence that it is most important for students is to learn how to learn. There is so much information available that it is not possible any more to memorize everything we need to know even though we know that a strong memory is part of being an excellent learner. Instead, it is vital we know how to solve problems, pull various bits of knowledge and information together to come to a reasonable conclusion, to learn how to test hypotheses and to learn.
It will be with great interest that we watch these unique medical school admissions and how they do as physicians. What is your thought? I think they will be excellent physicians with a more well rounded background.
Doesn’t it also remind you that it is never too late? If you don’t set your goals in high school OR you change your mind – you can still reach your goals.
http://www.nytimes.com/ The New York Times