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Doctors Without Patients

More med school grads are going into business rather than practicing

Matthew Alkaitis, a third-year student at Harvard Medical School, is calm, friendly, and a good listener—the kind of qualities you’d want in a doctor. But though he spends 14 hours a day studying for his board exams, the 29-year-old isn’t certain how long he’ll be wearing a white coat. In September, Alkaitis, who also has a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, will begin a two-year fellowship at McKinsey & Co., where he’ll be advising clients in the health-care field. “I really

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