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Six months after I (M.E.Z.) became a chairman and program director in 2001, the new interns started our surgical program. While the first day went smoothly, on the second day all hell broke loose. One intern, a brilliant medical student who recently moved from another state, did not show up to work. The chief residents were frantic about his whereabouts. Their concerns were well founded; he was found at home, in the midst of a psychotic break, completely nonfunctional. We put in action a plan to get him the care he needed; he was hospitalized, was later released, and ultimately left our program and went back home. He was treated and subsequently changed specialty—he is still in the medical field.
Zenilman ME, Garrett M. Vincent's Gift. Arch Surg. 2008;143(6):531-532. doi:10.1001/archsurg.143.6.531