Why Medicine?


 From personal or family history of illness to a love of science or health policy, Why Medicine? reveals aspiring physicians are fundamentally driven by a compassionate desire to affect positive change. 

The essays in this volume have been written first-hand by medical students from across the country, describing the reasons they decided to pursue careers in the healing arts. 

Why Medicine? offers a rare glimpse into the minds and motives of those in whom we trust with our health and our lives.