Senior Cara Lai cites MIT Literature studies as key to her preparation for medical practice.

MIT News features Literature major Cara Lai. “The body is in many ways a machine; it experiences wear and tear, has complex systems coupled together in specific interactions, and occasionally needs parts replaced,” says Lai. “But, in very obvious ways humans are not machines, and that’s where the humanities come in. The study of literature is about the experience of being human, and that’s inseparable from the practice of medicine.”

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