Business of Law Schools and Medical Schools

On the wall of the University of the Philippines College of Law in Diliman, Quezon City, there is an enormous marble memorial that has this quotation from Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., American Supreme Court Justice.

“The business of a law school is not ….. merely ….. to teach law, or to make lawyers.  It is to teach law in the grand manner, and to make great lawyers.”

I like to apply Holmes’ quotation with some modification to medical schools.

“The business of a medical school is not ….. merely ….. to teach medicine, or to make physicians.  It is to teach medicine in the grand manner, and to make great physicians.”

I add further.  The medical school must produce great physicians who will solve the health problems of their community and who will empower the people in taking care of their health.

ROJ@13dec30

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