Medical ethics will quickly become part of your life upon gaining a place at medical school, but an appreciation of modern medical ethics is also a necessary tool for your medical school interview, as you will undoubtedly encounter ethical questions. This is why we will provide you with an introduction to the field of medical ethics and its basic principles, to help start you on your journey in the medical profession.
Euthanasia is a hotly contested topic and is frequently discussed in the media. As part of your medical school interview, questions will likely be asked on ethical principles. Euthanasia is the termination of an ill person’s life, but in the UK laws mean that assisted suicide gives you 14 years imprisonment. In this blog post, we provide you with some of the information so you can begin forming your own views.
One of the reasons that people find ethics daunting is that there is often no obviously correct answer; two people could give completely opposite opinions and both get excellent marks. In this blog, I will share with you a suggested structure for answering this type of questions during your medical school interviews.