Medical Student Bioethics Education Requirements
All medical students are required to attend FOUR (4) Ethics Grand Rounds sponsored by the Neiswanger Institute by the end of their third year and submit a passing (P/F) Ethics Case Analysis Paper during the spring semester of the third year.
The Bioethics Institute also offers:
- Bioethics & Professionalism Honors Program
- Elective Courses
- Healer's Art (BP430)
- Bioethics & Professionalism: Social Justice and Underserved Minorities (BP431)
- Bioethics & Professionalism: Social Justice and Cultural Awareness in Healthcare (BP432)
- Honors Program in Bioethics & Professionalism Capstone Elective (HON401)
- MD/MA Joint Degree in Bioethics and Health Policy
- Physician's Vocation Program- a four-year formation experience for medical students interested in exploring one's self-identity at the intersection of faith and medicine.
- Leadership in Science Honors Program- meets the needs of biomedical sciences graduate students who want to explore their social identity as scientists, develop skills in management, communications, and advocacy, and begin thinking about the social and ethical implications of their work.
- 2014 Innovations in Leadership Presentations Click here to view the teams' presentations held on March 19th.
Bioethics & Professionalism Honors Program
PURPOSE: The Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM), drawing on its Jesuit and Catholic heritage, encourages the development of the character & intellect of its students and has a culture of excellence in professionalism. SSOM has a large number of students who are active in a self-directed curriculum related to bioethics, health policy, service to the underserved, leadership, and professionalism. The Bioethics and Professionalism Honors Program asks the student to go one step further to document systematically and reflect upon this self-directed curriculum. Those who complete this program are recognized with departmental honors administered by the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics. The outstanding record of achievement of these students is recognized in the following manners:
- Successful completion of the Honors Program and all its requirements allows the student's accomplishments to be included in his/her Dean's letter recommending the student for residency. (Students who wish this information to be included in their letter must complete the capstone project by July before his/her 4th year.)
- A listing of the successful completion of the Honors Program on the student's final transcript.
- Students completing the program are recognized at graduation.
PROCEDURE: In January of the first year of medical school (M-1), students who are interested in entering the Bioethics and Professionalism Honors Program declare their intention to pursue the program by completing the application. Students are assigned an advisor from the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics who will help guide them and comment on their portfolio submissions. To be and remain eligible for the Honors Program, a student must be in good academic standing and uphold professional standards in keeping with those of the Stritch School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago. Good academic standing is generally construed to mean that a student has not failed a course during the first or second year of medical school or needed remediation in more than one clerkship. To earn honors at graduation, the student's portfolio must include a number of required accomplishments and an adequate number of optional achievements.
Click here to view PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Information for Goals, Reflections, Activities, Honors Research Seminars, Topical Seminars, Bioethics Boot Camp and Capstone Project
TO ENROLL AND PARTICIPATE IN THE HONORS PROGRAM: We will start taking applications January 2017. Complete the Honors Application Form 2017. E-mail the completed form to Cassandra Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Bioethics Honor's Program Capstone Presentations:
Thursday, June 8, 2017 9am-5pm SSOM Room 170
Friday, June 9, 2017 9am-5pm SSOM Room 150
Bioethics Boot Camp:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Presenter: Kayhan Parsi, JD, PhD
Title: “Beyond the Four Principles: An Overview of Bioethics Theories”
SSOM Room 170
Monday, March 27, 2017
Presenter: Mark Kuczewski, PhD
Title: “A Surprisingly Interesting Discussion about Informed Consent and Decision-Making Capacity”
SSOM Room 170
Monday, April 3, 2017
Presenter: Michael McCarthy, PhD
Title: Theological Bioethics
SSOM Room 160
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Presenter: Katherine Wasson, PhD, MPH
Title: End of Life Issues and Ethics Consultation
SSOM Room 150
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Presenter: Nanette Elster, PhD, MPH
Title: Pediatric Ethics
SSOM Room 170
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Presenter: Emily Anderson, PhD, MPH
Title: Research Ethics
SSOM Room 150