Med Student & Resident/Fellow Resources

The Finger Lakes Guild Board recognizes, often from first-hand experience, the many challenges faced by faithful Catholics in medical education programs.  Whether you are a medical student, resident, or fellow (or a practicing healthcare professional in any role) we hope that you will find the resources useful! 

If you have any thoughts, questions, suggestions, and/or additional resources, please always feel free to contact us!

Real-Time Bioethics Consultation

For help with challenges related to specific real-world situations, the National Catholic Bioethics Center provides exceptional, real-time, bioethics consultation services that are second-to-none!

Topics and Resources

Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, Sixth Edition

The ERD is primarily meant to guide Catholic Health Care institutions, though it does provide a good starting point for individual Catholic health care professionals as well.

Conscience Protections for University of Rochester Medical Students




Information and Process: Student handbook, page 47

Online Conscience Protection Form

Please note!! Student notification of the School is due by July 15th each year for 1st and 2nd year students, and by submission of the next year’s schedule for 3rd and 4th year

COVID Vaccine Mandate & Exemptions

Healthcare Professionals (updated 8/26/21)

U of R Students – Process and Form (see bottom of this page)

Conscience Protection Resources (general)