Students at New York University School of Medicine are being thrown into the deep end of big data, NPR reports.

During their first two years, medical students there have to do a "healthcare by the numbers project," it says. For this, students are given access to a database of some 5 million anonymous records, or data on every hospital patient in the state from the preceding two years.

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