Through our annual conferences, thematic symposia, and mentoring programs, we provide formative opportunities for students to grow in professional excellence and personal responsibility.
We provide support and resources to practicing physicians who seek to uphold the longstanding Hippocratic tradition of medical ethics. The Hippocratic tradition affirms the inviolability of every human life as well as the physician’s duty not to cause harm.
We present a strong public voice in advocating for greater respect for all human life. We respond in attractive and compelling ways to the ethical dilemmas arising from any technologies or societal pressures that threaten human life, especially on the basis of age, disability, or any other vulnerability.
We promote healthcare in the Hippocratic tradition that situates the patient’s good at the heart of all medical practice. We believe that the proper goal of medical science and, therefore, of its practitioners is to preserve and protect human life, to relieve suffering, and to promote healing.
We provide formative resources on diverse bioethical topics, including: abortion, euthanasia, conscience rights, palliative care, genetic and reproductive technologies, and more.
We cultivate community through conferences, symposia, and mentoring programs. Our mentoring programs entail: one-on-one mentoring 1-2 times per month; a monthly mentoring sheet on the CanMEDS roles to strengthen growth in specific virtues; access to the OptimalWork subscription program and so much more. We have mentoring available for medical students and residents, pre-med students, nursing students and midwifery students.
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our Case Consult & Crisis Line
The Case Consult Service is a resource for healthcare practitioners who would like help addressing an ethical question or problem related to a patient’s care.
We also provide legal support to physicians and students as they face ethical and professional dilemmas. A constitutional lawyer is available for up to an hour, free of charge.