I believe the bottom line is very simple. If we want excellent medical care, we need excellent doctors. If we want excellent doctors, we must understand the importance of getting the best and brightest of our nation’s youth to choose this profession. Some of my older colleagues believe the “golden age” has passed for the medical profession, and the practice of medicine will never be as enjoyable or rewarding as it once was. I believe we can and must bring back that golden age. n
Explore This IssueACEP News: Vol 31 – No 11 – November 2012
Dr. Solomon teaches emergency medicine to the residents at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh and is Medical Editor in Chief of ACEP News. He is a social critic and political pundit who blogs at www.bobsolomon.blogspot.com where this column originally appeared.