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Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. April 2008, Volume 10, Number 4: 189-261.

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April 2008 Contents

Medical Care for U.S. Immigrants

Ethics Poll

Illegal immigrants should be eligible for the following government-subsidized medical interventions (check all that apply).
Which one of the following best expresses your belief about physicians who treat undocumented immigrants?
Which one of the following best expresses your belief about managing the communications gap between Spanish-speaking patients and English-speaking physicians?

From the Editor

Why We Can't Turn Our Backs
Louise P. King
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 4:191-194.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Nonemergency Medical Care for Illegal Immigrants in Texas
Commentary by Patricia Evans
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 4:195-200.

Recruiting Residents from Abroad
Commentary by Peter Bundred
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 4:201-205.

Miracle Surgery for Foreign Patients
Commentary by Reza Yassari
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 4:206-210.

Medical Education

Should All U.S. Physicians Speak Spanish?
Katherine E. Clarridge, Ernest A. Fischer, Andrea R. Quintana, and James M. Wagner
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 4:211-216.

Journal Discussion

Use of Emergency Medicaid by Undocumented Immigrants
Anjana Lal
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 4:217-219.

Clinical Pearl

Cysticercosis: A Zebra in the Neighborhood
Jason Yeh and Jeanne S. Sheffield
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 4:220-223.

Law, Policy, and Society

Policy Forum

Reimbursement of Medical Care for Immigrants
Laura D. Hermer
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 4:224-228.

Medicine and Society

Immigrants and Organ Sharing: A One-Way Street
Charu Gupta
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 4:229-234.

History, Art, and Narrative

History of Medicine

Medical Examination of Immigrants at Ellis Island
Alison Bateman-House and Amy Fairchild
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 4:235-241.

Medical Narratives

Asking for Care, not Favors: Experience of Immigrants in the U.S. Medical System
Kimberly Aparicio
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 4:242-244.

Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

Why We Should Care for the Undocumented
Ron J. Anderson
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 4:245-248.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 4:249-258.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 4:259-261.