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)
Doctor Doctor Podcast – Episode 223
National Catholic Bioethics Center