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Vetiver: Extra Mile

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Vetiver: Extra Mile presents the tale of an immigrant arriving in the United States, painting a portrait that may be unfamiliar to many. This memoir, written in narrative fashion, tells the story of M, a young medical student who immigrates to the country. While exploring M’s relationship with his new home and with his family, it describes the changes in health care in the United States over the last twenty years—though it does not seek to resolve the question of whether these changes are good or bad. It also considers various aspects of American medicine in general and American medical training in particular. What’s more, M’s recollections depict some of the trials and successes that immigrants face when beginning life in a new country. Through direct and personal storytelling, Vetiver: Extra Mile offers a firsthand perspective of immigrations and medicine from one uniquely suited to provide it.

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