Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday inspiration: "Physician, heal thyself." 'Physician, compose thyself."

Are you raising your child to be a professional musician?  Neither am I.  Are you giving your child a skill that will give them - among other things - the discipline to achieve in all areas of their life?  Me too!  Here's an awesome stat for your Sunday:
Physician and biologist Lewis Thomas studied the undergraduate majors of medical school applicants. He found that 66% of music majors who applied to medical school were admitted, the highest percentage of any group. 44% of biochemistry majors were admittedAs reported in "The Case for Music in the Schools," Phi Delta Kappan, February 1994,


Jane said...

Is that why Tarzan's parents wanted him to go to medical school?

Master P said...

I think it was more of their eternal cheerleader personalities. They weren't all that sure about letting me do a performance degree either - but when I decided that's what I wanted, they helped me drive that train allll the way to the bitter end :)

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