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- Leader Spotlight: Ashley Barker Today’s spotlight is AMSA member and leader Ashley Barker! Ashley is a senior at University of Mississippi and AMSA’s National Chair of […]
- Leader Spotlight: Michael José Pereira Today’s spotlight is AMSA member and leader Michael José Pereira! Why did you join AMSA? Deciding to go to medical school […]
- Leader Spotlight: Masina Wright Today’s spotlight is AMSA member and leader Masina Wright! Masina is the 2017-2018 AMSA National Gender and Sexuality LGBT Advocacy Coordinator. Why […]
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From Weekly Consult
“Oregon medical students face tough test: Talking about dying”
Oregon Health & Science University says they’re the ‘first medical students in the U.S.’ required to pass an examination on compassionate communication. Students at the medical school will now be required to show that they know how to ‘admit a medical mistake, deliver a death notice and communicate effectively about other emotionally and ethically fraught issues’ in addition to demonstrating clinical skills.
From The New Physician
“What’s the Diagnosis? Colon Mass in an Infertile Woman”
A 45-year-old GP woman presents to the office with a six-month history of left lower quadrant abdominal pain and constipation. She states that the pain is vague and intermittent, and that she has small, unsatisfactory bowel movements. There is no associated melena or hematochezia. Read more to see if you can discover the most likely diagnosis.