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Why economics is the best pre-med major

"Economics taught me that I didn’t have to culture cells in a dish to do interesting and life-changing work. I built a habit of being inquisitive and intellectually curious about…
November 21, 2021

Why economics is the best pre-med major

“Economics taught me that I didn’t have to culture cells in a dish to do interesting and life-changing work. I built a habit of being inquisitive and intellectually curious about the world around me because I learned in undergrad that our human, flawed world contains elegant experiments, puzzling oddities, and fertile ground for inquiry. That profound change in mindset is the most important lesson I could have learned from my undergraduate major, and I’ll always be a grateful ex-economist.”

Dan Donoho is a pediatric neurosurgeon and can be reached on Twitter @ddonoho.

He shares his story and discusses the KevinMD article, “An ode to econ: the best major for a would-be MD.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/03/an-ode-to-econ-the-best-major-for-a-would-be-md.html)

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