MD Program

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1216 MERF
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2600
Phone:(319) 335-6823
Fax: (319) 335-8643

  • Medical Ethics Organization

    The medical profession has long subscribed to a body of ethical statements developed primarily for the benefit of the patient. As a member of this profession, a physician must recognize responsibility to patients first and foremost, as well as to society, to other health professionals, and to self.
    -- Taken from the AMA's "Principles of Medical Ethics." Preamble. available at:  

    The Medical Ethics Organization (MEO) was created in order to:  

    • establish a forum for discussion and debate about bioethical issues
    • appreciate the ethical choices and challenges that are part of the practice of medicine
    • bring about awareness and education of current bioethical topics to the students and community
    • understand how ethical reasoning is incorporated into clinical practice  

    Some of the activities that MEO organizes are class surveys, guest speakers, open debates, and educational service projects.  Furthermore, since this is such a young organization there is a lot of room for suggestions and any other ideas.    

    For more information or if you have any questions please contact: Derrick Fenchel or Garrett Wilcox.