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Finding a way to do the right thing

Finding a way to do the right thing

Physicians must go the extra mile for patients, surgeon and writer Atul Gawande tells the Class of 2004.

As a medical student on an internal medicine rotation, Atul Gawande, M.D., M.P.H., wasn’t particularly worried about the elderly woman with a low-grade fever who was being watched for signs of pneumonia. She was one of the last patients he’d cover as a fourth-year student at Harvard, and his mind was on the surgery residency he’d soon begin. After rounding in the morning, he decided not to check...

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“Healthy people are the foundation on which we build,” Gates speaker says

“Healthy people are the foundation on which we build,” Gates speaker says

Helene D. Gayle, M.D., M.P.H., didn’t start out wanting a career in medicine or public health. She simply went to college to learn how to change the world.When she realized that a career in health was an avenue to social change, she knew she had made the right choice. Formerly director of the National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Gayle is now...

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At Student Research Day, encouraging a new cadre of physician-scientists

At Student Research Day, encouraging a new cadre of physician-scientists

Among the 68 students presenting posters at Student Research Day in May were three who spent the past year doing...

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Integrative medicine: student group bridges a gap in medical education

Medical students have a lot to learn, and not all of it is in today’s textbooks. One glaring omission in the...

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Clinical practice suites open in Harkness

Clinical practice suites open in Harkness

Students have a new place to practice patient interviews and physical exams with the opening of seven clinical suites...

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