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The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Child

The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Child Opinion ON MY MIND I was born in the year of the Tiger to a Chinese Tiger results and asked the emergency department attend- Jason M. Nagata, MD, mother. One summer afternoon, when I started watch- ing physician if she thought the inflection on my elec- MSc Department of ing the movie Independence Day before finishing violin trocardiogramrepresentedaprominentJwave.Thephy- Pediatrics, Stanford practice, my mother ejected the video and smashed it sician could not understand my overachieving attitude University, Palo Alto, against our family’s ancestral chest. and ordered a drug screen. My mother called from work California. My preparations for medical school admissions be- to assess the severity of the situation. gan at the age of 3 years when I applied to attend the top “Jason, are you going to die? Do I need to fly to San Harvard-Yale-Princeton feeder school west of the Francisco now?” When I explained that I had been Mississippi. For over a year, my mother prepped me for stabilized in the emergency department, she replied, the pre-kindergarten admissions process, which in- “I have to go back to work now.” Click. My mother, an cluded standardized testing, interviews with 2 teach- intensive care unit nurse, had just http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Child

JAMA Pediatrics , Volume 169 (12) – Dec 1, 2015

The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Child

Abstract

Opinion ON MY MIND I was born in the year of the Tiger to a Chinese Tiger results and asked the emergency department attend- Jason M. Nagata, MD, mother. One summer afternoon, when I started watch- ing physician if she thought the inflection on my elec- MSc Department of ing the movie Independence Day before finishing violin trocardiogramrepresentedaprominentJwave.Thephy- Pediatrics, Stanford practice, my mother ejected the video and smashed it sician could not understand my overachieving...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2015 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.1924
pmid
26436537
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Abstract

Opinion ON MY MIND I was born in the year of the Tiger to a Chinese Tiger results and asked the emergency department attend- Jason M. Nagata, MD, mother. One summer afternoon, when I started watch- ing physician if she thought the inflection on my elec- MSc Department of ing the movie Independence Day before finishing violin trocardiogramrepresentedaprominentJwave.Thephy- Pediatrics, Stanford practice, my mother ejected the video and smashed it sician could not understand my overachieving attitude University, Palo Alto, against our family’s ancestral chest. and ordered a drug screen. My mother called from work California. My preparations for medical school admissions be- to assess the severity of the situation. gan at the age of 3 years when I applied to attend the top “Jason, are you going to die? Do I need to fly to San Harvard-Yale-Princeton feeder school west of the Francisco now?” When I explained that I had been Mississippi. For over a year, my mother prepped me for stabilized in the emergency department, she replied, the pre-kindergarten admissions process, which in- “I have to go back to work now.” Click. My mother, an cluded standardized testing, interviews with 2 teach- intensive care unit nurse, had just

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 2015

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