“Dining Dilemmas” events encourage students to explore bioethics and build community during a meal and in facilitated group discussions that transcend class years, academic majors and career interests.
This program, directed by Dr. Pat Lord, is popular with students pursuing a wide range of majors, and especially those considering careers in healthcare.
Previous Dining Dilemmas discussion topics have ranged from health insurance and virtual healthcare to patient rights and informed consent.
Since the program began in 2012, Dining Dilemmas have drawn a diverse group of students and helped them become more aware of the humanistic elements of medicine. The range of perspectives on bioethical topics benefits all who attend, not just students on a pre-health track.