We should have seen this one coming. As the debate about shortening the path to a J.D. and bar exam eligibility from three years to two intensifies (the latest draft of the ABA's report on the future of legal education dips a toe into that water), along comes a proposal at The Atlantic to shorten the path to an M.D. from four years to three.
The latest news on the 2013 SAT scores, however, may dampen optimism about the ability of the next generation of law students and med students to handle an accelerated education.