Victoria Elizabeth Fischer was presented with a white coat by her grandfather, Dr. Christian Van Den Heuvel, at Georgetown University School of Medicine in August. The ceremony marks the start for each new class of medical students. Lisa Helfert/Courtesy of Georgetown University hide caption

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Chief Medical Resident Dr. Julia Vermylen (right) critiques interns during an "intern boot camp," held at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital in June. Stacy Thacker/AP hide caption

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Filling out the forms is part of the ritual of going to the doctor. But with the Affordable Care Act, it's more complicated. iStockphoto hide caption

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Tyler Engel with his parents, Dave and Jennifer. His doctor and therapist worked with the family to help Tyler recover from a concussion. Kristian Foden-Vencil/OPB hide caption

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We'd all like a medical genius like TV's Dr. Gregory House to rescue us from a life-threatening crisis. But what can he do to prevent diabetes? Adam Taylor/Fox/AP hide caption

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Nurse Practioner Tina Clark examines Anastacia Casperson at the Glide Health Clinic in San Francisco. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio/Flickr hide caption

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The Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., will open this fall. The school has a specific mission: minting doctors who want to go into primary care practice. Quinnipiac University hide caption

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Group therapy is popular in mental health circles. Are group appointments for medical conditions worth a try? hide caption

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