A byproduct of the pandemic? Colleges see soaring interest in health fields

Neha Vapiwala of the Perelman School of Medicine commented on the uptick in applications to medical programs. “There is a sense of respect and in some cases newfound respect for health-care workers, for scientists, for this idea that during a pandemic, when so many other aspects of life were unavailable or deemed nonessential, that the one source of inspiration was the role of health-care workers, of doctors and nurses on the front lines helping people get through this frightening time,” she said. Olivia Palmer, a first-year medical student from Connecticut, is also interviewed.

・ From Philadelphia Inquirer