Internal Medicine Clerkship Report

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The conclusion of my Internal Medicine clerkship was in Rheumatology. The blend of musculoskeletal disorders, overlapping with different acute and chronic conditions and how debilitating these conditions could become was very powerful to witness. There were many memorable encounters that I was able to experience during my month in Rheumatology. However, I can recall the first patient that encompassed the principles I had learned to appreciate about medicine. This patient had severe Rheumatoid Arthritis with extremely elevated inflammatory markers on a previous visit. When I entered the room, I remember glancing back at the patient and her chart a few times, as she appeared at least ten years younger than what the chart was indicating. After
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