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Stephanie Van wrote this piece while she was a first-year medical student at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. She served as the Education Coordinator at the HOYA Clinic from 2012-2013, which continues to increase accessibility to healthcare and health resources in Washington DC. She is now a third-year resident at the Johns Hopkins Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. She sees all kinds of patients, including those who have had strokes, spinal cord injuries, and amputations as complications of diabetes. She is pursuing a career in pain medicine and has interests in quality improvement, functional outcomes research, and provider and patient education. Her mom still has all of her toes (so far).
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Musings on Medicine at a Chinese Buffet

As I follow my parents into our favorite Chinese restaurant and all-you-can-eat buffet, I marvel not at the quantity and variety of Asian cuisine but rather at the peculiarity of an education in medical anatomy.