This medical student initiative became operational in the 2014 Academic Year.

Sixteen students per year are selected to participate in this intensive four-year ethics program that includes mentoring and shadowing activities.

Mentoring Program

Monthly small group mentoring sessions with the Leadership Through Ethics students and other electives students are conducted with Ethics Committee faculty member.

Shadowing Program

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.

Alan Roberts


Founding Members:

Brice Hwang, Brian Sullivan, Connor Sweetnam, Travis Welsh, Lacey Williams, Blake Vander Wood

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Justin Abes

  • President
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Mary Williford

  • Vice President

Class of 2026

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Charles Weeks

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Alisha Patel

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David Brower

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Vishaal Motla

Class of 2025

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Tommy Bui

  • Interest within Bioethics: Palliative care and the role of religion/spirituality in medical care.
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Matthew Hopkins

  • Interest within Bioethics: Medical decision-making capacity, patient autonomy, end of life care.
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Hisham Kashif

  • Interest within Bioethics: End of Life Care.
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Ahmad Rathor

  • Interest within Bioethics: Patient autonomy, genetic testing, healthcare disparities.
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Stephanie Jiang

  • Interest within Bioethics: Health literacy, palliative care, social determinants of health.
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Nick Orris

  • Interest within Bioethics: Resource allocation, access to care, healthcare disparities, patient autonomy.
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Grant Whitebloom

  • Interest within Bioethics: End of life care, Physician-Patient Relationship, Resource Allocation.
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Luke Scanlan

  • Interest within Bioethics: End of life care, euthanasia, autonomy.
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Rashi Agrawal

  • Interest within Bioethics: End of life care, confidentiality issues.

Class of 2024

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Ahana Gaurav

  • Interest within Bioethics: Access to care, patient autonomy, abortion, genetic testing, physician assisted suicide.
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Brian Basden

  • Interest within Bioethics: Optimal use of palliative care.
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Camelia Malkami

  • Interest within Bioethics: Reproductive justice, health disparities and social determinants of health.
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Cortney Sugihara

  • Interest within Bioethics: Capacity for medical decision-making, Distributive justice.
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Daley Morera

  • Interest within Bioethics: Resource allocation, Palliative care, Gene-therapy.
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Disha Patel

  • Interest within Bioethics: Genetic testing and engineering, discrimination in healthcare, access to care and treatment.
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Jake Weiser

  • Interest within Bioethics: Recognizing Person Biases.
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Leslie Adams

  • Interest within Bioethics: End of life care, public health ethics (especially surrounding COVID-19).
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Lilley Cushman

  • Interest within Bioethics: Animal rights ethics and patient autonomy.
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Merry Chen

  • Interest within Bioethics: Reproductive, Rural Healthcare, End of Life ethics.
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Naema Daino

  • Interest within Bioethics: Equity of resources, beginning and end of life care, weathering hypothesis, and biomedical enhancing tools.
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Natasha Ramaswamy

  • Interest within Bioethics: Pediatric Ethics, Newborn Screening, Maternal/Women’s Health.
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Preethi Redi

  • Interest within Bioethics: Healthcare systems.
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Sydney Erickson

  • Interest within Bioethics: Health Disparities, Pediatrics, End of Life Care, and much more.
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Viktoriya Sapkalova

  • Interest within Bioethics: End of life care, physician assisted suicide.
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Vunya Srinivasa

  • Interest within Bioethics: Use of Reproductive and Genetic Technology, Euthanasia, End of life decision-making.

Class of 2023

M3: Idris Ali Amghaiab, Lorry Aitkens, Rohan Bagga, Ha Eun Cho, Amanda Delgado, Elena Diller, Dae Gun Chung Kim, Oladoyin Oladosu, Elizabeth Pryor, Peyton Raley, Dhairya Shukla, Mary Thomson, Lakshmi Thulluri, Margaret Tyre, Ugochi Uzoigwe, Sarah Vick.

Spanning Clinical Care and Public Health

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