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One Stroke at a Time

One Stroke at a Time Opinion A PIECE OF MY MIND I’m sitting at the stern of the boat, hands on the oar, 5-person boat that includes two physicians, two finan- Jonathan S. anxiously waiting to row the Head of the Charles ciers, and one ex-CIA agent. Hausmann, MD Division of regatta, the world’s largest two-day rowing event. In I contacted the alumni office at Amherst to see Rheumatology, Beth front of me is Paul, my college coxswain. He is busy whether they noted any trends in college rowers be- Israel Deaconess making final preparations for the 5000-meter race. coming future physicians. Although they didn’t have this Medical Center; Boston Children’s Hospital, Behind me are seven other Amherst College alumni, information readily available, they referred me to the on- Harvard Medical trying to keep warm in the chilly autumn breeze that is line alumni database for more information. From gradu- School, Boston, blowing across the river. Aside from a one-hour prac- ating classes between 1990 and 2006, there were 18 Massachusetts. tice yesterday, none of us has rowed in years. We span rowers who had become physicians, and four of them several generations of alumni, having graduated from were on my boat. During this http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

One Stroke at a Time

JAMA , Volume 312 (9) – Sep 3, 2014

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2014 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2014.8148
pmid
25182095
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Opinion A PIECE OF MY MIND I’m sitting at the stern of the boat, hands on the oar, 5-person boat that includes two physicians, two finan- Jonathan S. anxiously waiting to row the Head of the Charles ciers, and one ex-CIA agent. Hausmann, MD Division of regatta, the world’s largest two-day rowing event. In I contacted the alumni office at Amherst to see Rheumatology, Beth front of me is Paul, my college coxswain. He is busy whether they noted any trends in college rowers be- Israel Deaconess making final preparations for the 5000-meter race. coming future physicians. Although they didn’t have this Medical Center; Boston Children’s Hospital, Behind me are seven other Amherst College alumni, information readily available, they referred me to the on- Harvard Medical trying to keep warm in the chilly autumn breeze that is line alumni database for more information. From gradu- School, Boston, blowing across the river. Aside from a one-hour prac- ating classes between 1990 and 2006, there were 18 Massachusetts. tice yesterday, none of us has rowed in years. We span rowers who had become physicians, and four of them several generations of alumni, having graduated from were on my boat. During this

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Published: Sep 3, 2014

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