This month’s Chapter Spotlight is University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) Pre-Medical Chapter! The AMSA UNLV pre-medical chapter strives to prepare future health care providers by arranging a myriad of events for members to attend, which especially encourage early community involvement in order to be acquainted with the needs of the Las Vegas area.
This month’s Leader Spotlight is Caitlin Curcuru! Caitlin is a third-year medical student at University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Medicine, and AMSA’s Professionalism & Ethics Advocacy Coordinator.
From Weekly Consult
"A man collapsed with ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ tattooed on his chest. Doctors didn’t know what to do."A Miami medical team faced an ethical and legal dilemma when a 70-year-old unconscious, deteriorating patient presented to the ER with a tattoo seemingly conveying his end-of-life wishes. Doctors called on an ethics consultant to help make the decision to honor the tattoo, which social workers later confirmed when they tracked down the patient’s proper DNR paperwork.
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.
The American Medical Student Association is committed to improving health care and health care delivery to all people; promoting active improvement in medical education; involving its members in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine; assisting in the improvement and understanding of world health problems; contributing to the welfare of medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and post-MD/DO trainees; and advancing the profession of medicine.