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Caroline Green was a medical student at Georgetown University School of Medicine at the time she wrote this essay. She trained in Internal Medicine. She is now a full-time MBA student at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business in order to further enhance her understanding of business principles and policies driving healthcare delivery systems.

Caroline completed six years of Active Duty military service with previous stations in San Antonio, Texas, and England. She plans to assume a role that allows her to improve the safety and quality of care in the United States at a "macro" level, motivated by the experiences she has had delivering care in a classic physician-patient relationship. Her previous leadership experience and exposure to international healthcare delivery systems have primed her for new, exciting challenges in the complicated, ever-evolving U.S. healthcare environment. She has gained invaluable insight into the problems and frustrations physicians encounter and looks forward to addressing these challenges in settings where she can effectively promote therapeutic change.

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Pear Pressure: A Medical Student’s Introduction to Empathy

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A medical student learns about empathy from a busy pediatrician who advised her that learning from patients' stories can be more important than giving medications.