Winter 2013 – Too Small to Fail

Too Small to Fail.
 
Chad Klochko.
 
Author Affiliations:
College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

 
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Corresponding Author: Chad Klochko; chad[at]msrj.chm.msu.edu
 
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Abstract:
On December 7, 2012, Nicholas Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, wrote a compelling article about people in poverty in the United States. The article, which appeared in the New York Times, describes the plight of young children who are failing in school and who are not acquiring the skills needed to move forward in their education, and tragically, in some cases, parents are allowing them to fail.

 
Published: February 27, 2013
 
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Junior Editor: N/A
 
DOI: Pending
 
Citation:
Klochko C. Too Small to Fail. Medical Student Research Journal. 2013;2(Winter):17-18.
 
 
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Kevin Patterson

Executive Editor
Kevin Charles Patterson is a fourth year medical student at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. He is in his eighth year at MSU after graduating with a B.S. in Human Biology and a B.S. in Microbiology, both in 2010. He is considering a career in internal medicine with a combined scientist training program in residency; after residency, his plans include the possibility of a fellowship and the ultimate goal of practicing academic medicine. Editor Note (2013-14): Kevin graduated, matched, and is a resident in Internal Medicine at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.