Girl Meets Tumor

Ms. Li recalls, “On one especially humid afternoon, we learned the head and neck examination. Then, my classmates and I learned I had a tumor.”

Use this essay to:

  • Consider how you might treat a peer's privacy differently than that of your friends and family outside of medical school. Why might this happen?
  • How can we avoid such behavior?
  • How should Ms. Li's teachers have handled this situation? What should others in the room have done? Would you have had the confidence to speak up in such a situation?

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