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Showcase of Scholarly Work from Fourth-Year Medical Student Dilek Sen
Congratulations to Dilek Sen, a fourth-year Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) student who authored Peritoneal Tuberculosis: A Case Report on a Rare Cause of Tumor Marker Elevation in the October 2020 edition of ScienceDirect, a professional source for medical, scientific and technical research.
Her intrigue with women’s health and the complex nature of a woman’s anatomy piqued during her obstetrics and gynecological (OBGYN) rotation, in which she worked with a patient presenting with a suspected malignancy. A few weeks later during her internal medicine rotation, Dilek saw the patient again, this time in the emergency department presenting with persistent abdominal pain. She reviewed her chart, conducted literary research and asked to meet with the surgeon to discuss the patient’s medical history. Her proactive efforts landed her with the opportunity to join the OBGYN resident in writing this case report.
An aspiring pediatrician, Dilek plans to “hone the skill of inspection with patients who are unable to characterize their pain” and to “fully advocate for them in a medical setting.”
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