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Medical student Justin Pespisa, SOM 2016, launched a Best Buddies chapter at UMass Medical School this year to promote friendships between adults with intellectual disabilities, aspiring doctors and advanced practice nurses. Pespisa and fellow medical students Victoria Winslow, SOM 2017, co-founder of Best Buddies and Salim Zerriny, SOM 2016, are interviewed in the segment. They explain how the program helps reinforce the importance of compassion in health care.
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