Samantha Rossi is a medical student at The University of Toronto with a background in interdisciplinary studies and gerontology. Her clinical interests include lifestyle medicine, geriatrics and palliative care. As a medical student, she helps coordinate The Noteworthy Music Program at Mount Sinai Hospital, is a student leader for the Medical Christian Fellowship, and leads the Bioethics Students (BESt) Group. Outside of her medical studies, Samantha has been volunteering with Missionaries of the Poor for over a decade and can be found singing and playing music in every free moment she gets.
Bio last updated June 17th, 2021.
Articles by Samantha Rossi
Restoring Rational Meaning to Medicine
By Samantha Rossi
August 30, 2019
U of T medical student Samantha Rossi makes the case for returning medicine to its roots as a ministry of healing, rather than an industry where doctors must check their consciences at the examining room door.
Curlin and Tollefsen exposed us to The Way of Medicine as an alternative to the Provider of Services Model and applied it to topics ranging from the beginning of life, reproductive health, the end of life and conscience in medical practice This glorification of autonomy has led to what Curlin and Tollefsen have called the Provider of Services Model, wherein physicians are asked to respond to patient requests for ‘health services’ that may or may not actually be oriented toward the patient’s health The seminar invited us to examine central ethical questions in medicine and to interpret them through a variety of moral frameworks, including principlism and consequentialism, as well as a natural law-informed approach coined The Way of Medicine by Curlin and Tollefsen