SSOM Medical Student Ethics Grand Rounds

Sponsored by the Neiswanger Institute For Bioethics
As you become responsible for some patient care or move closer to that responsibility, participation in discussions regarding the ethical dilemmas arising from patient care is important. At ethics grand rounds, you will see how faculty and guests approach the resolution of difficult ethical issues in patient care, and you will be able to enter a discussion of the case. The objective is that this experience will assist in your practice and help you acquire an ease in addressing ethical and public policy issues.

  • Students need to attend FOUR Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics sponsored grand rounds by the end of their fourth year. We highly recommend attending and fulfilling this requirement by the end of your second year. Attending ethics grand rounds in your third and fourth year will become difficult. Approximately twelve Bioethics sponsored grand rounds are scheduled each year.

  • Attendance is recorded by SIGN-IN SHEET for each Ethics Grand Round event.

To obtain Ethics Grand Rounds (EGR) Credit for an LUC student sponsored event:

  1. Please send an inquiry to Ms. Robbin Hiller at least two weeks before the event. (Requests must be received no later than 4:00 pm two Fridays before the event.)
  2. The inquiry must contain all of the following information so that a determination of appropriateness can be made and the event can be listed in the Bioethics calendar at least a full week in advance of the event:
    - Speaker and talk title (please include a 1-2 sentence description of content)
    - Date, time, and location
  3. The sponsors will be responsible to pick up the sign-in sheet in SSOM 292 before the event and return it after the event. No credit can be given if the sign-in sheet is not returned.

Students seeking ETHICS GRAND ROUND credit to meet their bioethics & professionalism requirement should attend sessions from:

Tuesday, April 27, 20218:00 - 9:00am, Webinar
Pediatric and Bioethics Grand Rounds
"Addressing Social Determinants of Health in 2021 and Beyond"
Arvin Garg, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University
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*EGR Credit

Thursday, April 8, 2021Noon – 1:00pm, Webinar
Loyola Health Sciences Humanities Forum
"Reflections on the Early Days of the AIDS Pandemic"
Panelists: Rebecca Makkai, MA, author of The Great Believers; MK Czerwiec, RN, MA, author of Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371; and Paul O’Keefe, MD, infectious diseases specialist and HIV/AIDS researcher.
Register here:
*EGR Credit

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 11:00am – Noon, Webinar
Loyola Bioethics Live!
"Don't Tell Mom That She is Dying: Honesty and Deception in Ethics Consultation"
Steven Squires, MA, PhD
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*EGR Credit

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 11:00am – Noon, Webinar
Loyola Bioethics Live!
"Engaging Patient and Community Stakeholders in Research: Ethical Imperatives, Ethical Challenges"
Emily Anderson, PhD, MPH 
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*EGR Credit