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Definition of Medical school syndrome

Medical school syndrome: A form of acute hypochondriasis that affects most people in training to be a physician. For example, when studying Hodgkin disease, a medical student feels behind their ears or neck, feels little lymph nodes (that are entirely normal), and thinks they have Hodgkin disease.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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