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Aging in India

Aarti Patil, BS
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From Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, 10029.

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Ann Intern Med. 2010;152(7):472-473. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-152-7-201004060-00015
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They say a medical student is never more dangerous than at the end of his or her second year. The first 4 grueling semesters of medical school are crammed full of high-pressure exams, of mastering minutiae by sheer force of will, of a whirlwind tour of the human body. After 2 years of cadavers, lectures, and textbooks, second-year medical students have studied the anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pathophysiology of every system of the human body; they know all the facts but have insufficient experience to temper those facts with reality. It is at this point in my medical career that I—a second-year student bursting with facts but lacking in knowledge—find myself sweltering in the 100 °F heat of Mumbai, India, on a visit to my aging grandparents.





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