Anyone involved in medical education should read Thomas Friedman’s, How to Get a Job at Google. Read the piece and think about how Google could help us choose doctors for medical school.
Google’s criteria are centered on five areas:
- Cognitive ability. The ability to process on the fly.
- Leadership. Emergent leadership as opposed to traditional leadership.
- Humility and ownership. The ability to step back and embrace the ideas of others.
- Intellectual humility. Because without humility you are unable to learn.
- Expertise. Interestingly, the least important attribute at Google.
Medicine is changing quickly. The Google lens might offer valuable insight in how we think about the attributes of physicians in the digital age.