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For top medical students, appearance matters

New York Times, March 19, 2008
As thousands of medical students await word on residency programs, two specialties that are among the most competitive include dermatology and plastic surgery. The trend is part of a migration of a top tier of American medical students from branches of healthcare that manage major diseases toward specialties that improve the life of patients--and the lives of physicians, with better pay, more autonomy and more-controllable hours.