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A tale of two doctors

Jun. 21, 2017, 3:14 PM

When Michael Caruso walked across the Commencement stage and received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt in 1972, pursuing a Ph.D. seemed unlikely.

Despite falling in love with philosophy after taking an introductory course with Centennial Professor of Philosophy John Lachs his sophomore year and declaring it his major, he put his focus on philosophical studies on the back burner to pursue a career in medicine.

“I applied to medical school and never looked back,” Caruso says, “but I continued to have this love of philosophy throughout my career.”


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