I saw an interesting ethical question on the net recently. Situation: A first year medical student has just finished her first semester or quarter and is flying home to visit relatives over the Christmas break. While in flight, one of the crew comes on the microphone and asks if anyone on board is a doctor or has medical training. Apparently, a passenger has taken ill and needs assistance. The flight isn't scheduled to land for at least an hour. No one appears to come forward in answer to the call. What should the medical student do? One of the professors moderating the discussion stated that the medical student should come forward regardless of whether or not anyone else did. The student should explain the limitations of her training and offer to help. The given rationale was that the medical student had already entered the profession, even if training was not completed. Therefore, she had the obligation not to turn aside. Another participant stated that since the student had little training completed, that she would not be in a position to help, so would not be obligated to come forward. What do you think?