This medical student initiative became operational in Academic Year 2014. Sixteen students per year are selected to participate in this intensive four-year ethics program that includes mentoring and shadowing activities and concludes with a capstone project.
Monthly small group mentoring sessions with the LTE students and other elective students are conducted with Ethics Committee faculty member.
Both the Office of Pastoral Care and the MCG Clinical Instructor Nurses provide students with the opportunity to shadow them on their daily rounds and to observe the importance of their contribution to the promotion of ethical behaviors and their potential to preempt the need for a formal ethics consult.
Students who select the Leadership Through Ethics track are expected to complete a Capstone Project that will reward them with acknowledgement of their completion of this special interest in medical ethics and health policy. Eventually this will lead to a Certificate in Bioethics and Health Policy.