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Practicing on patients? Not in new doc boot camp

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July 7, 2014
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New doctors at a Chicago hospital can't practice on patients. The interns must first withstand a rigorous boot camp with mock baby deliveries, fake wound stitching and simulated emergencies to get them ready for the real deal. (July 7) Video provided by AP


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