During lunch today with one of my best non-LDS friends, I was asked why BYU doesn’t have a medical school. My friend said that when he was growing up in Taiwan, he became aware of Catholics through the outstanding hospital they ran, and thought it would be wonderful P.R. for the LDS Church to have more of a presence through hospitals and particularly through a medical school at BYU. He said that positive public awareness of Mormons grew greatly with the prominence of BYU as a university, and then through their football team, and now the next step would be to get a strong medical school. I’m not aware of the pros and cons of having a medical school, but the idea is intriguing. Might that happen someday?