Medicine's generation gap

Thursday, July 24, 2008

In 30 years, as Baby Boomers retire, there will be as many people over 80 as there are under 5. And there's another disturbing trend: The number of students entering geriatric medicine is dropping. As America ages, who takes care of the grandparents?
Guest: Dr. Jessica Colburn, chief resident at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, is veering from the money-making path in medicine. She's preparing to become a geriatrician.

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