i was talking to a person who is a good friend of mine at columbia who is currently in one of their final 2 years. this person told me that he/she hates the school because there are not enough patients. he/she is so worried that he/she will not graduate becuase of a lack of patients. this person is very studious. how does one become a good clinician under these circumstances? you can have all of the theoretic knowledge in the world, but the ultimate goal if you are going to practice is knowledge of how to treat the patient. it seems like nyu has all of the patients in manhattan!