People are amassing unprecedented amounts of health data, opening new possibilities for the future of care. In our 2020 Health Trends Report
, we explored how U.S. medical students and residents are preparing for this data revolution and found that we’re witnessing the Rise of the Data-Driven Physician.
Nearly half of physicians and three-quarters of medical students surveyed say they are seeking additional training or classes to better prepare themselves for health care innovations.
While this commitment to education is promising, there are concerning trends that threaten to undermine this development. One in five physicians and residents would abandon their medical career if they could start over — citing deteriorating work-life balance and growing administrative burdens.
What the report shows is that academic medical centers and other stakeholders must support life-long learning for physicians and strive to humanize medicine in the face of mounting practice pressures. I look forward to addressing these challenges with the Stanford Medicine community. Read more in LinkedIn
and Inside Stanford Medicine