The World Needs More Health Heroes
Updated: May 24
There are a lot of challenges facing medicine in the United States. One of the things that makes us the most hopeful is the amazing students with whom we've worked. These are students who are compassionate, empathetic, intelligent, and innovative. With physicians like this, we are optimistic that the medical field will be able to rise up to the challenges ahead.
Sometimes over the dinner table, we talk about the health heroes that we know or that we read about. These are heroes at all stages of their medical education journey. When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston several years ago, we were amazed at all of the students that found ways to help our communities, from medical students to high school students. Here are some examples of how medical students have inspired us by finding ways to help during disasters.
Wishing you all the best,
Rajani Katta MD and Samir Desai MD
Authors of The Medical School Interview
Dr. Rajani Katta is the creator of Medical School Interviews 101, the course that teaches students how to ace their interviews. She is also the author of the best-selling book The Medical School Interview: Winning Strategies from Admissions Faculty, and served as Professor of Dermatology at the Baylor College of Medicine for over 17 years.
Dr. Samir Desai is the author of The Medical School Interview and Multiple Mini Interview: Winning Strategies from Admissions Faculty. He has served on the medical school admissions and residency selection committees at the Baylor College of Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.