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Pre-Meds Are Scary
Linda Gaines, Alum
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 1977

I was teaching lab sections for Leon Lederman in the basic Physics class that pre-med students were required to take. One day there was a demonstration planned using lasers to show how light was refracted in different media. As the students came in, I told them there was a really cool demonstration. One young woman asked, "Do we have to know it? Are we going to be tested on it?" She had no curiosity at all and was just interested in her grades. I hope she didn't become a doctor, don't you?

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