Armed with a collection of "Got Milk?" advertisements and brittle cow
bones she gathered from a ranch in Montana, Sarah Hollopeter set out on what
for her was one of the most tantalizing aspects of medical school: teaching
seventh and eighth grade students in Hailey, Idaho, about the debilitating
effects of osteoporosis.
For Hollopeter, an Idaho native who received her medical degree in June
from the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM), the disease
is personal; she has seen its adverse effects in relatives. So she decided
to focus on osteoporosis prevention during a special third-year program that
sends medical students for 6 months of extended education in selected rural
and medically underserved areas.
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