BioEthics Life accepts submissions of short original essays about personal experiences at UT Southwestern pertaining to any facet of bioethics from clinical or research ethics, professional life, public policy debates, or health professions training. Chosen essays are edited by the staff of the Program in Ethics in Science and Medicine and presented below.
Essays and Their Authors
Turner, Trevor. A Journey into Solitude. Posted July 2010.
Trevor Turner is a Dallas-native who attended the University of Notre Dame where he studied Science, Business, and Moral Theology. His emphasis on social justice has led him to Mexico, Swaziland, and Haiti for medical initiatives since starting his postgraduate education at UT Southwestern, and he hopes to visit Guatemala in the spring of his fourth year to work in public health with the Mayan Indians. He currently plans on applying to a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and he aspires to use his training to extend care to those disabled by war-related trauma in underdeveloped nations.
Gilbert, Lisa. Redemptive Medicine. Posted August 2008.
I am a fourth-year medical student at UT Southwestern. I grew up in Africa - in Kenya, Togo, and South Africa - and returned to the U.S. for college. I plan on returning to Africa after completing residency in Family Medicine. My experiences abroad helped to give me a compassion for others.
Submissions are reviewed by program staff, and individuals interested in submitting should include:
- A brief explanation of the context, inspiration, or goal of the essay.
- An electronic file in a recent version of Microsoft Word or WordPerfect - rich text format (rtf) preferred.
For more information about submissions, please email Aida Ramirez-Boyce at email@example.com.