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January 9/16, 2008

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JAMA. 2008;299(2):227-229. doi:10.1001/jama.2007.41

Every physician recalls with relative clarity his or her first day of medical school. A quarter of a century after mine, I can still conjure up images of entering the dimly lit, badly ventilated auditorium that became my class' central headquarters and ad hoc clubhouse. In particular, I recollect my intense anticipation as I took my assigned position in the anatomy suite that afternoon—a passage representing both physically and symbolically my entry into the medical profession.

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