Hear Dr. Voltz’s whole story of a journal to medicine out of police work, going through residency with conscience-based decisions, and practice in conformity with his conscience. This episode is filled with references to Dr. Voltz’s beliefs, but also full of evidence that professionals who practice in accord with their conscience are focused on good things for others, not on saying “no.” Find out how Dr. Voltz made residency work with a family and without doing abortion, contraception, or sterilization.
CIR’s biggest demographic is third- and fourth-year medical students who want to go into obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN), but who also want to make choices about their practice based on their consciences. They have heard other senior colleagues say they have freedom to choose not to do abortions, sterilizations, prescribe contraceptives (some or all), or provide methotrexate. But these students don’t want to wait until they are attendings or faculty, to be happy with their choices at work. They want to enact their free will and act according to their consciences even as interns, but they don’t know how to ask permission to do that in a culture that might stand in a very contrary direction. This episode discusses this in detail with Dr. Abigail Finder, an OB/GYN resident at Tulane. Find out how she navigated interview season: how did she word her questions, how did she choose her rank list, and how did CIR help her?
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