Does Medical School Make Students Jaded and Bitter?

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The third year of medical school is a turning point for all the future doctors of America. It's the time when medical students transition from the classroom years to the clinical years.

It's a time when the future patients of American hope they cultivate a love for healing and the wonders of the human body. But alas, Dr. Danielle Ofri has her doubts. As she sees it, the hope and altruism which led medical students to the field gets pounded down by medical school itself.

Dr. Danielle Ofri is an associate professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine. Her newest book, “What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine,” is in stores this week.

Rachael Randall, who just finished medical school last month, also weighs in.