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Medical student makes real diagnosis on "fake" patient

Now, this is cool: A medical student practicing how to examine and diagnose patients wound up discovering a real, and serious, disease in an older man who was playing the role of patient. ABCNews.com has the story on how the student came to diagnose the man, who had no idea he had a health condition and was subsequently treated with surgery for his abdominal aortic aneurysm. "Jim's life was saved by a University of Virginia medical student, no doubt about it," his wife said.

Previously: Exploring the “fading art” of the physical exam and A journalist’s experience as a ‘standardized patient’

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