SURF  |   September 2018
Defining a “Fight” Against Cancer
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  • Financial Disclosures: None reported. 
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  •  *Address correspondence to Matthew J. Hadfield, DO, University of Connecticut, Department of Internal Medicine, 263 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06030-0001. Email: hadfiemj@gmail.com
     
Article Information
Addiction Medicine / Gastroenterology / Imaging / Medical Education / Pulmonary Disorders
SURF   |   September 2018
Defining a “Fight” Against Cancer
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, September 2018, Vol. 118, e84-e85. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2018.138
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, September 2018, Vol. 118, e84-e85. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2018.138
I nervously walked to my patient's room. It was one of my first patient encounters as a medical student, and my preceptor asked me to check in on a patient who had been admitted the previous day. As I walked through the dimly lit hallways, I tried to recount all of the aspects of conducting a proper history and physical examination. I could see the flickering television illuminating an otherwise quiet and dark room. My attending physician had given me little more direction than to check on Jimmy, a 61-year-old man with pneumonia admitted the day before. 

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