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Essay: Dear Tenzin

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Global health experiences during medical education can have a profound effect on physicians-in-training. This reflection was written to capture a meaningful moment during the author’s experience in medical school—one that made real the contrast between children from different social circumstances. Now a resident physician in pediatrics, the author carries with him the lessons learned from his time in rural India.

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Correspondence to Gilbert O. A. Lam.

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This essay is a non-peer reviewed republication of an entry submitted to the 2014 Consortium of Universities for Global Health essay contest, for which an honorable mention was received. This essay also appears in the forthcoming publication Reflections in Global Health: An Anthology (2nd edition), edited by T. Bui, J. Evert, V. McCarthy, I. Asokan, A. Mehta, K. Miller, C. Tsai, and S. Wen and published by the Global Health Collaborations Press.

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Lam, G.O.A. Essay: Dear Tenzin. Bioethical Inquiry 12, 91–92 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11673-015-9618-8

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