It was recently National Teacher Appreciation Week, and many were busy recognizing their superhero teachers.  Schools dedicate the week to their teachers, parents bustle about with flowers, handmade cards, and gift baskets.   For me, though last week was an interesting reflection on how I define a teacher.  During Teacher Appreciation Week I recalled my fourth-grade teacher, Ms. Frazier, who had me memorize Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream ...

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As patients, we think of working with medical students as a good deed, a necessary evil to improve the future doctors of America. You spare the extra time, discuss your mother’s sister’s medical history, a detailed account of your drinking (not quite) habit, and succumb to a physical encounter rivaling the awkwardness of a junior high date. But medical students are changing.  Today’s students are starting medical school with more experience ...

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