Mount Sinai Health System

Fifth Annual Medical Student Ethics Conference • Becoming a Physician: Ethical Challenges in Medical Education

The fifth 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 on these challenges. 

This year the conference will be hosted virtually by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai on December 4-5, 2020. Medical students nationwide are encouraged to submit an abstract and participate.

The conference is organized by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's Bioethics Program and Medical Ethics Student Organization, and is supported by the Atran Foundation.


The event program is available for download. 

Register to attend and then join us on Zoom.

Dial-In Information

Join us on Zoom

Friday, December 4 at 9:00am

More dates through December 5, 2020

Virtual Event
Event Type

Academic, Conference/Meeting, Lecture/Seminar, Special Event


Students, Faculty, Health Care Professionals, Prospective Students, Prospective Faculty


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Medical Education


Ethics, Medicine, racism, Medical Education





Registration is required to attend. Join us on Zoom.


Keynote Speaker:

Ruqaiijah Yearby, JD, MPH

"Race Based Medicine, Colorblind Disease: 

How Racism in Medicine Harms Us All"

Professor of Law

Saint Louis University School of Law

Co-Founder and Executive Director,

Institute for Healing Justice and Equity


And a special presention of Chats for Change

(as seen on Good Morning America), with:


Leona Hess, PhD

"Hierarchy in Medicine"

Education Program Director for Strategy and Equity Programs

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Download the event program to view all of the conference presenters.