(PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER) After seven years as a biochemical researcher, years more dabbling as a partner in a Charlottesville, Va., bar, and medical school in the Caribbean island of Grenada, Steve Massof said it was time to go to his “backup plan” – become a doctor.

But finding a medical residency program was tough for someone looking in the “offseason” and just starting to take the licensing exams.

Then, Massof said, his brother-in-law, a pharmaceutical firm representative, told him about a West Philadelphia doctor he regularly visited: Kermit Gosnell.

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