Laura Gerrick (left), Board Chairman James Stradtner, and Alyssa Laue at GBMC on Oct. 17

On Oct. 17, Chairman of the Stevenson University Board of Trustees James Stradtner arranged for students Alyssa Laue (biology '21) and Laura Gerrick (nursing '21) to attend a meeting of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center Medical Ethics Committee. The students were able to learn about the challenges and complexities posed by questions of medical ethics.

"As a pre-med student, this was a valuable and unique experience to get to see more of a 'behind the scenes' view into the medical world and how tough decisions are made," Gerrick said. "It was quite interesting because the committee was composed of current and retired doctors as well as others not explicitly involved in the health care industry. This experience left me with a better sense of the importance of collaboration when trying to problem solve in such situations."

Stradtner noted, "This was a great opportunity for two of our Leadership Scholars to see firsthand the complex issues that arise in the care of patients. Observing real-life discussions about these problems gives our students insight into their own chosen career paths and how they will need to work and collaborate with others in fields such as healthcare."