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A fellow medical student often shows up on rotation hung-over and smelling like alcohol. You decide to talk to them in private. Enter the room and have this conversation.

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  1. 1.

    A fellow medical student often shows up on rotation hung-over and smelling like alcohol. You decide to talk to them in private. Enter the room and have this conversation.

  2. 2.

    If you were given the opportunity to change one thing about the healthcare system, what would you choose to do?

  3. 3.

    If you could have any superpower, what would it be? What is the very first thing you would do with this superpower?

  4. 4.

    Under what circumstances would you recommend a homeopathic approach to treatment?

  5. 5.

    How does the American healthcare system differ from the Canadian healthcare system?

  6. 6.

    Do you believe a family doctor is obligated to report their patients' infectious disease to their public health agency? Why or why not?

  7. 7.

    Discuss the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana. Would you ever prescribe or encourage the use of legal cannabis? Why or why not?

  8. 8.

    Is it ethical for healthcare workers to go on strike? Why or why not?

  9. 9.

    You have two patients who need a kidney transplant. One patient is an elderly physician with kidney failure; the other is a 20-year-old high school dropout brought in again for binge drinking. You have only one kidney. Who do you give the kidney to?

  10. 10.

    Many pediatric associations recommended that male circumcisions no longer be routinely performed. Do you agree with this recommendation?

  11. 11.

    Your sister brings her new boyfriend home for the holidays. You recognize him as a patient you treated for herpes simplex type 2. What do you do?

  12. 12.

    After noticing bruises and burns on a patient, they disclose their spouse is physically abusing them. The patient begs you not to tell anyone. What do you do next?

  13. 13.

    Discuss the Human Genome Project.

  14. 14.

    Talk about physician-assisted death. When is this an appropriate solution?

  15. 15.

    Which would you choose: To travel 1,000 years into the past or 1,000 years into the future? Choose your preference and discuss.

  16. 16.

    Which is more important to you; changing behavior to prevent disease or working harder to treat existing disease?

  17. 17.

    Talk to me about one crucial healthcare issue that is unique to your region.

  18. 18.

    One of your patients asks for a doctors' note to excuse them from a work conference. You do not see any symptoms of illness. Talk to the patient about your decision to provide or not provide them with a doctors' note.

  19. 19.

    How do you feel about stem cell research using fetal tissue?

  20. 20.

    What experiences and qualities lead you to believe that you will be an excellent physician?

  21. 21.

    Hippocrates said, 'Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.' What does this quote mean to you as you pursue a career in healthcare?

  22. 22.

    As a physician, do you feel a responsibility to be a healthy role model for your patients, or is your medical training and knowledge more than enough when it comes to counseling your patients on lifestyle changes?

  23. 23.

    If an alternative treatment existed for a terminal illness, would you recommend it to a patient, even if there were no scientific evidence to support its efficacy?

  24. 24.

    You witness a group of male colleagues speaking inappropriately about a female colleague. What do you do?

  25. 25.

    Pharmaceutical companies largely influence the medical profession through lobbying. What do you believe is the impact?

  26. 26.

    An underage patient asks you for a birth control prescription but asks that you not tell her parents. What do you do?

  27. 27.

    What would you do if your mother decided to rely only on alternative medicine to treat a critical illness?

  28. 28.

    An emergency room patient will die without a blood transfusion. The patients' medical records state refusal of blood transfusions due to religious reasons. What do you decide to do?

  29. 29.

    In 2019, the Reproductive Health Act expanded abortion rights. What were these changes, and how do you feel about them?

  30. 30.

    Share your thoughts on gender selection and the topic of family balancing in the in vetro fertilization process.