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Featured Publication

This work demonstrates how common conditions can be “medicalized.” We found that when applied to the US population, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Diabetes Association, and American Medical Association diabetes risk instrument categorizes 3 of 5 people 40 years or older and 8 of 10 individuals 60 years or older as being at high risk for “prediabetes,” a condition that was non-existent a few years ago. Medicalization of prediabetes may have the unintended consequence of reducing health care access to patients with type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions. See coverage by Reuters and New York Times.

MIT Alumni Association Externship

Now in its 17th year, the Introduction to Medicine and Surgery externship is open to MIT students through the Student/Alumni Externship Program. The goal of the 2-week externship is to help undergraduate or graduate students make an informed decision whether to choose a career in medicine.

Featured Publication

This work demonstrates how common conditions can be “medicalized.” We found that when applied to the US population, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Diabetes Association, and American Medical Association diabetes risk instrument categorizes 3 of 5 people 40 years or older and 8 of 10 individuals 60 years or older as being at high risk for “prediabetes,” a condition that was non-existent a few years ago. Medicalization of prediabetes may have the unintended consequence of reducing health care access to patients with type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions. See coverage by Reuters and New York Times.

MIT Alumni Association Externship

Now in its 17th year, the Introduction to Medicine and Surgery externship is open to MIT students through the Student/Alumni Externship Program. The goal of the 2-week externship is to help undergraduate or graduate students make an informed decision whether to choose a career in medicine.

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