Schweitzer Fellows are popping up everywhere these days — including in the pages of The New Republic.
In TNR‘s current issue, Noam Scheiber profiles Ezekiel “Zeke” Emanuel–Rahm’s brother, and special advisor on health care to Peter Orszag, Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Scheiber happened to be shadowing Emanuel on the weekend of the University of Chicago’s celebration of Schweitzer’s legacy. He writes:
On a recent Sunday in Chicago, I saw Emanuel speak to a group of Albert Schweitzer Fellows–students in health-related fields whose mission is to serve struggling populations. The fellows shared their frustrations with the current health care system–not enough incentives to practice primary care rather than specialize, not enough time with patients. Emanuel listened intently and, at the end of the session, announced that he’d jotted down four or five key points, which he’d be “sending e-mails [to colleagues] about tomorrow morning.” It did not sound like idle talk.”
Read the full (and fascinating) profile here.