Medical Thought Leaders is a small learning community of young Christian doctors from across Europe and Eurasia, led by Professor John Wyatt. The aim of the group is to nurture future thought leaders who are able to speak with biblical wisdom and insight into the world of medicine and our wider societies. There is an emphasis on developing the skills of ‘double listening’ - that is to listen to both the word of God and also the voice of our world to learn how to speak with greater clarity and Christian insight into the world.
The course curriculum looks at issues related to old bioethics - the destruction of human life (abortion, euthanasia, etc., and how Christians have responded in the past and present to these threats) - and new bioethics - the making, shaping and faking of life (reproductive technology, genetic manipulation and artificial intelligence).
We will understand how medical ethics is one of the barometers of the value that society places on human life, and attempt to discern the wider philosophical ideas that lead to current trends in medicine. Simultaneously we will work together to see how a deeply considered biblical perspective can challenge these underlying presuppositions.
Together we will:
Alongside this, we spend time understanding the pressures faced as young doctors in our different cultural contexts and learn how we can live, work and speak as Christ’s ambassadors in our workplaces.