Dr. Peter Small’s challenge to 2011 grads

“I ask each of you new physicians here to take on a really big problem, a deep inequity, and work to solve it. There is no shortage of such problems if we open our minds to them. It is my belief that a shrinking and flattening world makes inequity the greatest problem faced by your generation. A smaller and flatter world, combined with the power you will find within yourselves gives you a chance humankind has never had before –  to reduce preventable deaths.” Peter Small M.D. ( UF- 1985)