Medicine is far too complex to apply simple formulas. What really helps doctors-in-training practice good medicine, decrease errors, and maintain a high standard of professionalism is good supervision.
It's been over a decade since summer internships became a requisite for the ambitious student's resume, yet they still exist in a shadow space outside of existing legal, economic, and educational categories.
I reported for duty at Ling Long Pagoda along with the three other UNC volunteers. Our contracts read "broadcast coordination," but we soon find our post is more accurately termed "help desk assistant."
Pin trading has consumed almost everyone at the Olympic Green---volunteers, managers, broadcasters, technicians and myself included. I originally resisted this Olympic pastime until I discovered its political undertones.
Today, dozens of scalpers stood alone or in pairs inside the underground tunnel leading out of the subway to the Olympic Green Line. Some held signs asking to buy tickets, but most were looking to sell.