Recently, I got to give a talk to an audience considering the potential risks and benefits of making certain changes to the residency selection process.
My goal was to highlight problems in the current system – and emphasize the potential harms of doing nothing. And since it was the week before Christmas, I chose to accomplish this using a holiday theme.
Here’s a version of that talk. (Although I made some minor changes to preserve anonymity, the central argument and logical structure remain intact.)
Running time: 22:39
“You are fettered,” said Scrooge, trembling. “Tell me why?”
“I wear the chain I forged in life,” replied the Ghost. “I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.”
-Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol