Addison Tenorio, Medical Humanities 2018, will be continuing her education at St.Louis University this fall. She was recently accepted into their PhD. Program in Catholic Health Care Ethics. While enrolled in the program, she will also pursue a MA in Theology from the Aquinas Institute. This combination of education will prepare her for a future as a medical ethicist in Catholic health care. “I know that none of this would be possible were it not for the intellectual nourishment I received from my professors who encouraged me to further develop my love of ethics,” Tenorio said.
This past summer, she interned for CHRISTUS Health, which demonstrated a wide variety of applications to her education. “Ideally, I would like to work as the System Ethicist for a Catholic health care system, like Mercy, Ascension, or CHRISTUS and help manage ethics committees, do ethics education for all ranges of medical professionals, and ensure that Catholic health care continues to be practiced according to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services,” she said.