Boston—When students in Harvard Medical School's Four Directions Summer Research Program arrive in Boston for the first time, many of them—accustomed to vast Western vistas—remark on how disconcerting it is to be unable to see the horizon, said Darryl Smith, MD, a radiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital. And yet, by the time the 8-week program draws to a close—as this year's did recently—these Native American students have often expanded their horizons beyond any they imagined for themselves before they came.
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