About the only thing a medical student doesn't duplicate on the hospital care team is time spent with patients. With their time, students contribute to care in a manner others cannot.
A thorough exam to assure nothing is overlooked. Tucking in the developmentally delayed adult with her stuffed animal. Listening to a hero's WWII stories.
This is the medicine no drug company will ever invent. It is the treatment Medicare will never reimburse.
Is this year the only period of my life when I dispense the prescription of time?