Programs & Activities
Education Programs & Interactive Discussions
The Medical Ethics and Humanities Program develops and presents educational programs for health care professionals, students, and interested community members on a variety of issues in medical ethics and humanities. Two Continuing Medical Education (CME) accredited programs in the regularly scheduled series (RSS) are the Evening Ethics and the Physicians Literature and Medicine programs.
As a program within the Division of General Internal Medicine, Medical Ethics presents two to three Internal Medicine Grand Rounds per year and holds interactive discussions of ethics cases monthly at noon resident conferences for the University of Utah and Veterans Memorial Hospitals.
Visiting Speakers & Events
Medical Ethics hosts two endowed speakerships each year. The Max and Sara Cowan Memorial supports a visiting speaker in medical ethics and humanities who presents an Internal Medicine Grand Rounds and a public lecture.
The David Green Memorial Lectureship in Pediatrics is named in honor of a pediatric ethicist and past member of the Medical Ethics and Humanities Program. Co-sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics and the Primary Children’s Hospital Medical Executive Committee, the David Green speaker presents at Pediatric Grand Rounds and facilitates an Evening Ethics session.
Medical Ethics also often collaborates with other campus entities to host speakers and events that engage ethics and humanities topics. Working with the Tanner Humanities Center, the DMEH has welcomed prominent speakers like Abraham Verghese in 2012.
In 2015, the Medical Ethics collaborated with UtahPresents to bring Michael Milligan’s performance “Mercy Killers” to campus.