• Question: Why isn’t there more focus on preventing illness then treating it?

    Asked by 655genk38 to Ali on 8 Nov 2017.
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      Ali Blatcher answered on 8 Nov 2017:


      Very good question. At medical school we learn about public health which is about studies and determinants of disease, such as smoking or alcohol abuse, which focuses on prevention rather than cure.

      I think I will be applying to public health as my specialty because this is a topic I feel passionate about.