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 recommend you attend them by the end of your second year. Attending ethics grand rounds in your third and fourth year will be difficult. Approximately twelve Bioethics sponsored grand rounds are scheduled each year.
  • Attendance is recorded by SIGN-IN SHEET for each Bioethics Grand Round.

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



Monday, October 23, 2017, 12:00pm-1:00pm, MNSON 0505
Humanities Forum:
“Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security”
Todd Miller
*EGR Credit

Monday, October 23, 2:30pm-4:30pm, SSOM 390
Cancer Week Film Screenings:
“About Her” Directed by Phyllis Ellis
*EGR Credit

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 4:00pm-5:00pm, SSOM 150
Academic Medicine Interest Group presents:
“A New Osteopathic Medicine Elective at Stritch. MD/DO Collaborations in Medical Education”
Trent Reed, DO, Loyola University Chicago
*EGR Credit

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, Noon-1:00pm, SSOM 360
Bioethics Interest Group Presents:
“Case Based Examination of End of Life Issues and Immigrant Health Care”
Surrogate Decision Making at the End of Life - (Mary Donnelly, BSN, JD)
Request for Sperm Retrieval - (Michael McCarthy, PhD)
Ethical Questions in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - (Katherine Wasson, PhD, MPH)
*EGR Credit

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 5:30pm-7:30pm, SSOM 360
Bioethics Interest Group Presents:
“Ethics in Medicine Panel”
Loyola Physicians and Neiswanger Faculty
*EGR Credit

Friday, November 3, 2017, 1:00pm-2:00pm, SSOM 360
Bioethics Interest Group:
“Communicating with Courage and Empathy when Facing the End of Life: Why it Matters from a Patient & Caregiver Perspective”
Celeste Gallati, MBA
*EGR Credit

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 5:00pm-6:30pm, SSOM 390
Sponsored by The New Life Volunteering Society presents the HBO Documentary:
“Heroin: Cape Cod, USA”
*EGR Credit and Community & Global Health Honors Supportive Lecture

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 5:30pm-7:00pm, SSOM 460
Veteran Health Partners presents:
“Veteran’s Week Panel: A Healthcare Discussion”
*EGR Credit and CCGH Supported Lecture

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 5:00pm-6:00pm, SSOM 150
Academic Medicine Interest Group presents:
“History of Medical Education Stereotype and Threat”
Dean Mendez, Ph.D., and Dean Nakae, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago
*EGR Credit

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 4:00pm-5:00pm, CTRE Auditorium
Responsible Conduct Research Series:
“Ethical Issues in Precision Medicine”
Lisa S. Parker, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
*EGR Credit

Monday, December 4, 2017, 9:00am-11:30am, SSOM 170
"Bioethics Doctoral Capstone Presentations"
Jean Baric-Parker, Donna Messutta, Leslie Schmidt
*EGR Credit

Wednesday, March 14, 2017, 12:00pm-1:00pm, MNSON 0505
Humanities Forum:
“Education, Research and Service: Holistic Engagement in Our Maywood Community”
Amy Luke, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago
*EGR Credit

Tuesday, April 17, 2017, 12:00pm-1:00pm, MNSON 0505
Humanities Forum:
“Restoring Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park Home and Studio”
Terry Light, MD, Loyola University Chicago
*EGR Credit