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出版社:Resident Corner

作  者:Consuelo V. David, MD, MSc

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年  份:2013   点击量:669

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A s residents, we can all relate to the eureka moment when a patient with a condition we have studied but have never seen in practice is standing in front of us. All of the memorized snippets, word associations, and Kodachrome images piece together. The condition’s sequelae and effects on quality of life also become clearer. I had this experience understanding albinism as a medical student following a rotation in Lilongwe, Malawi. The rotation, which was organized by Aisha Sethi, MD, from the University of Chicago, Illinois, was superb on multiple levels including the broad range of dermatologic conditions, the challenge of treating and diagnosing patients despite limited resources, the lifelong friendships that were formed, and the opportunity to meet frontline dermatologists in Lilongwe and see an inspiring albinism awareness initiative in action.