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emmakik
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I also really enjoyed how Tweedy incorporated social factors when looking at illness, as demonstrated in this chapter; I think it is so vital to look at medicine as something beyond science. In the past, doctors have been trained as scientists (chart talk) which is a rather narrow lens to use when attempting to heal someone. Medical schools seem to be adopting a social approach as well when educating medical students, but it is hard to tell if this enough to help our healthcare system. I want to go to pharmacy school after I graduate from UNC, but as I was shadowing hospital pharmacists, I couldn’t help thinking that practicing medicine was just supporting our broken system.

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