Medical students are encouraged to participate & all are welcome to join!
Last week, 14 people discussed the ethical issues related to graduating medical students early. Our pre-discussion poll revealed a 50/50 split of yes/no to whether we should; our post-discussion poll revealed 40% yes and 60% no, but had fewer respondents total. Comments stressed the importance of the voluntary nature of early graduation. As of 4/13, 10 UA MS4s have started residency early. Thank you for your feedback and your participation!
Medical Ethics Reality Forum (MERF) is continuing our weekly Friday night series, PubMed Ethics which occurs every Friday at 6:00PM through the end of May. Please join us this week in a collaboration with MedPride to discuss FDA blood bans on male/male sex in the context of COVID19. In response to the pandemic, the FDA recently reduced the deferment period from 12 months to 3 months for males who have sex with males (MSM) and females who have sex with MSM partners. Please make sure to fill out our weekly pre-discussion poll before the event!
PubMed Ethics: COVID-19 On-Screen!
Where: In the comfort of your own home via Zoom
When: Friday 4/17 at 6:00PM
What: A chance to virtually grab a drink together and discuss this crazy world we live in.
This week’s topic:
4/17 Are FDA Blood Bans on male/male sex ethical?
Food for Thought:
- Arizonans who had COVID-19 can begin donating plasma to help patients
- A letter written by Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to the FDA
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Provides Updated Guidance to Address the Urgent Need for Blood During the Pandemic (reduced from 12 months abstinence to 3 months)
Next week’s topic:
5/1 Hydroxychloroquine, experimental treatments, and COVID19 (article)
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for topics for us to cover, don’t hesitate to reach out! Let Medical Ethics Reality Forum Leadership know if you are interested in facilitating discussion for a topic.
Zoom - please email Rebecca Allen for the link & password