The Medical Ethics Student Organization serves as a platform for discussion of bioethical issues among students, faculty, and staff. Because the field of ethics encourages interdisciplinary work, we host speakers from a diverse array of specialties:  medicine, philosophy, law, politics, and science. We aim to stimulate critical thinking and conversation about topics ranging from end-of-life care to consent in medical research, from vaccine policy to medical resource allocation in disasters.


The student leaders for 2019-2020 are Metodi Balev, Ruben Vega Perez, and Charlotte Solmssen. Please reach out to any of the leaders in order to get involved in future events.

Our faculty advisor is Dr. Rosamond Rhodes.

Contact Information

To receive regular updates from the Medical Ethics Student Organization, please email mountsinaimeso@gmail.com.


Upcoming Conference

The fourth annual Medical Students Ethics Conference, “Becoming a Physician: Ethical Challenges in Medical Education” is the only medical conference that focuses on the ethical challenges medical students encounter on the path to becoming physicians. It is intended to be a forum for medical students to present their reflections in these challenges. It will be held at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai on Saturday, November 16, 2019.

Brought to you by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Bioethics Program and Medical Ethics Student Organization, with support from the Atran Foundation. 

Advisor Spotlight

Rosamond Rhodes Ph.D. is Professor of Medical Education and Director of Bioethics Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  She has co-edited several books on medical ethics and her latest book, The Trusted Doctor: Medical Ethics and Professionalism, highlights the unique powers and duties of medicine that demand an ethical approach beyond simply the ethics of everyday life applied to modern medicine. She discusses these ideas in the Journal of Medical Ethics feature article “Why not common morality?” The Trusted Doctor: Medical Ethics and Professionalism will be published in early 2020.