You book, Intern, discusses how you were previously a PhD in Physics and how you faced a lot of parental pressure to become a revered physician. And you suggested that this might be the biggest driving force for your decision to become a physician.
As we know, millennials, the cohort of Americans born roughly between 1980 & the mid-2000s, are now the largest generation in the US, representing 1/3 of the total US population in 2013. Millennials are also the most racially & ethnically diverse generation, with over 42% identifying themselves as non-Hispanic white. I think this is also reflected in the young physicians and current medical students.
Do you think this immigrant and/or non-Hispanic white generation is causing the most innovative change in medicine? As you know, Vivek Murthy is the first Indian-nominated Surgeon General.