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UC Irvine medical students team up with older people

In the next decade, aging baby boomers will account for four in every 10 doctor’s office visits. UC Irvine’s medical school is trying to gear up for that. It wants its first-year medical students to learn how to be comfortable with an older patient population. To make that happen, the students are teaming up with senior mentors.

On a late October day, first-year medical students Cassidy Vuong and Nina Narasimhalu walk through the door of an assisted-living center in Fountain Valley.