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Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. December 2006, Volume 8, Number 12: 795-884.

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December 2006 Contents

Global Health: Ethics of International Medical Volunteerism

Ethics Poll

Do you think every physician has an ethical imperative to serve at some time as a volunteer among people who are in need of care around the world?
Should study of global health be part of every medical school's required curriculum?
Which of the following most accurately describes your opinion of medical student elective experiences in underserved areas around the world?

From the Editor

From Medical School to Mission: The Ethics of International Medical Volunteerism
Megan Patrick Alcauskas
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:797-800.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Pragmatic Principles of Pharmaceutical Donation
Commentary by Richard Currie and Ronald Pust
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:801-807.

Limits on Student Participation in Patient Care in Foreign Medical Brigades
Commentary by Naheed Rehman Abbasi and Michael Godkin
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:808-813.

Relief Organizations with Counseling Restrictions
Commentary by Robert D. Orr
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:814-817.

Journal Discussion

Do International Experiences Develop Cultural Sensitivity and Desire for Multicultural Practice among Medical Students and Residents?
Lauren Taggart Wasson
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:826-830.

Medical Education

The Educational Value of International Electives
Justin M. List, Rebecca Hope, John Tarpley and Margaret Tarpley
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:818-825.

Clinical Pearl

Cellulitis: Definition, Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment
Sarah Maitre
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:831-833.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Intellectual Property and Access to Medicine for the Poor
Tara Leevy
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:834-838.

Policy Forum

How Has the Global Fund Affected the Fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria?
Josh Ruxin
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:839-842.

Equity or Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Aid: A Conflict of Principles
Egbert Sondorp and Olga Bornemisza
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:843-845.

Medicine and Society

The "Ethical Imperative" of Global Health Service
Edward O'Neil Jr.
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:846-850.

Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

A Caution against Medical Student Tourism
Mary Terrell White and Katherine L. Cauley
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:851-854.

Student Clinical Experiences in Africa: Who Are We Helping?
Craig J. Conard, Mark J. Kahn, Karen B. DeSalvo and L. Lee Hamm
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:855-858.

History, Art, and Narrative

Medical Humanities

Albert Schweitzer: His Experience and Example
Jennifer Kasten
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:859-862.

Medical History

Medical Volunteerism in Africa: An Historical Sketch
Ololade Olakanmi and Philip A. Perry
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:863-870.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:871-880.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:881-884.