In today’s world, where the average life span is increasing and medical costs are rising, people find themselves asking what exactly their responsibilities are regarding their aging parents. We know that halacha places a vital emphasis on the importance of … Continue reading
Elective Egg Freezing is an increasingly common procedure which allows women to prolong their fertility. With specific attention to how this practice might impact the dating and family life, the YU Student Medical Ethics Society will examine how this technology … Continue reading
Join us as we hear Dr. David Wasserman discuss the current state of neuroscience research and its implications for free will and moral responsibility. What You Need to Know Speakers: Dr. David Wasserman Time Wednesday, February 27th, 2013, 8:00 PM … Continue reading
As part of the ongoing events at the Seforim Sale, Yeshiva University’s Student Medical Ethics Society and YUConnects are proud to invite the entire community to a fascinating lecture by noted physician and author, Rabbi Aaron Glatt, M.D. on “The … Continue reading
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Letter from the Presidents
As orthodox religious Jews and aspiring medical professionals, we find that the objectives of the Yeshiva University's Student Medical Ethics Society represent some of the quintessential goals that the human race strives for; to educate about the interface of medicine and ethics, as well as to instill within aspiring medical professionals a sense of responsibility to practicing medicine with this understanding. To attempt to practice medicine without the guiding light of morals and ethics is like steering a boat aimlessly at sea without a light tower in the distance; both, medicine and the boat, are doomed to be caught up in a storm. Therefore, as presidents of this society we hope to work on the first step of visible change; creating awareness by providing education. Like in years past, we intend to host multiple events a semester to educate the hundreds of Yeshiva University students in the complexities of medical ethics. Once students hear from many diverse speakers and actively engage in medical ethics, whether by activity or discourse, only then can we hope that we will live our lives having inculcated the values of medical ethics. As Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world", and as presidents of MES, our goal is to make sure that the medical professionals and Jews that will bring change tomorrow are getting a halakhic, moral, and ethical compass today.