Model for anatomy study. Aspiring physicians at UCSD follow an undergraduate curriculum that gives the campus a nationwide reputation as a cutthroat pre-med mill.

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"The pre-med nerd sits in the front row in his classes and asks questions all the time to display his knowledge;' explains Hu. "Usually he already knows the answer. He takes furious notes and carries a tape recorder."

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