"Abraham Flexner’s 1910 report on the state of early twentieth century medical education elicited a host of transformational changes in U.S. medical schools, most of which remain as salient today as they were 100 years ago. But not all! As this provocative and timely volume documents, the science and math prerequisites for medical school admission triggered by Flexner’s report have long since outlived their salience. What’s worse, they are serving to dissuade countless students with precisely the backgrounds, temperament and commitment we seek in our physicians from pursuing their dream. Barr supports his thesis with compelling data and provides a blueprint for how the premedical knowledge that is truly required for the study of medicine today can be integrated and imparted more efficiently and less punitively. Medical educators, pre-medical advisors and all those responsible for crafting undergraduate curricula for aspiring doctors are urged to read this book and heed its post-Flexnerian message."