One of my favorite things about Paul is his optimism. Truly, to be involved in this kind of work that’s changing paradigms you have to be a visionary and see things how they ought to be rather than how they are.
This is the way he looks at what we’re doing at the medical school:
- So far we have brought speakers to (at least) 500 1st and 2nd year medical students at Wayne State, University of Michigan and Michigan State.
- Of those 500 future doctors, if only 5% of them decided this message is worth sharing with their patients that would make 25 plant-based doctors.
- If we consider they see about 20 patients a day for a total of 240 days a year (and each patient comes about twice a year) that would mean they are caring for a combined 2,400 patients.
- If all of our plant-based doctors carried on this way for 30 years that would mean they would have touched a combined 72,000 lives.
Of course, these numbers are hypothetical and, we hope, an UNDERESTIMATE of how many medical students are taking this message to heart. After all, medical students entered this profession to heal and we have the honor of bringing them a message that can allow them to do exactly that.
The message is clear and simple; ask your patients what they eat before pills and procedures.
This is what we’ve been up to with our “lunch and learns” at the medical schools and we’re up to even more behind the scenes that we can’t wait to share with you soon.
- Amanda Martin