We recently received an email from Sally, a med student at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She was sharing her group’s successes over the last four months. One thing her group set forth as a goal was to host one pro-life medical luncheon per month. She reported:
“We achieved our goal of one lunch lecture per month, with a total of 4 lectures this year. Our first lecture was on legal issues surrounding the end of life. Many of the third year students who attended found the information very relevant for some of the situations they are dealing with in their clinical years. Our second lecture was on perinatal hospice. It was a very informative, yet quite emotional lecture. Several students remarked on how they didn’t know something like perinatal hospice was even an option and were so happy to know they could recommend something like that to future patients. Our third talk was on embryology and abortion, which reviewed the stages of development and various abortion procedures. The lecture was minimally graphic, but got the point across. And our last lecture was on recognizing factors contributing to adolescent suicide and prevention. Again, several students commented on how useful this information was – in their personal lives and with patients.”
If you have not planned your spring schedule for your group, please consider hosting lecture luncheons. We know these lectures change hearts and further solidify the commitment of future pro-life physicians. If you need help securing a pro-life medical lecture at your Medical School, please contact us and we will be happy to help you obtain a speaker. Also, please visit our website to get event ideas by using our Medical Students for Life planning calendar.