IU School of Medicine
Center faculty teach many guest lectures and lead classes and teaching sessions on bioethics and related topics. This education impacts every part of the education of future doctors, including the following:
Center faculty lecture and lead discussions during the pre-clinical years (Phase I) on topics including autonomy and informed consent, pandemics, healthcare reform, coverage of extremely expensive medicines for conditions such as advanced cancer or Hepatitis C, and ethical challenges for medical students on the wards.
Dr. Schwartz serves as the faculty advisor for the Medical Student Interest Group in Ethics, and faculty from the Center lecture regularly in their lunchtime talks (“Ethics at Lunch”). Contact email@example.com for more information.
Professor Hartsock co-leads the Scholarly Concentration in Medical Humanities, and faculty from the Center lecture and provide mentorship in bioethics to students in this program. This program allows medical students to learn and conduct a research project in medical humanities or bioethics during their medical school. Click here for more information about the Scholarly Concentration in Medical Humanities: https://medicine.iu.edu/md/curriculum/scholarly-concentrations/medical-humanities
For more than 15 years, the Center has offered a month-long elective course for fourth-year students about medical ethics, often in February, led for many years by Dr. Gaffney and this year by Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Halverson. IUSM elective 93ZP700, Medical Ethics and Professionalism is an annual, month-long elective that seeks to provide mature medical students and palliative care fellows with an overview of major medical ethics and in-depth exploration of foundational issues. In this seminar-style course, students first discuss basic ethical principles and theories; ethics at end of life, including hospice and palliative care; conscience-sensitive medical ethics; and the intersection of law, medicine, and ethics before moving on to topics on genetics, research professionalism, public health, health care reform, and more. Students also attend a monthly hospital ethics committee meeting and an ethics consult meeting, with the course culminating in presentations on topics of their choosing. Click here for more information.