“She was not making eye contact with me. She was on her phone and when I asked about her bruises she got very uncomfortable.”
That’s how third-year University of Louisville medical school student Camila Calderon described a young “patient” she examined during a role playing exercise. The “patient” was posing as a victim of human sex trafficking, a growing problem in the United States.
The UofL School of Medicine is one of the first in the country to offer training in how to spot trafficking victims. Calderon called the simulated exam very helpful.
“I think this is a huge priority for me going forward because I would hate to miss a patient that needs my help” she said.
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