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Euthanasia Question During Interview... HELP

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by fuzzywuz, May 8, 2008.

  1. fuzzywuz

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    Hey all,

    So this was the question "Do you SUPPORT euthanasia?"

    Based on the phrasing of the question, I guess the interviewer was asking me if I would SUPPORT it, not if I would carry it out. I know that this practice is only legal in one state. However, when answering that question, I replied yes. I provided a reasonable explanation and was able to back up my opinion and philosophy of why I support it.

    Obviously, with questions like this, it can be quite controversial. My question is...

    1) This is an opinion question right? There are no right or wrong answers right? A good answer is one that gives your answer and backing it up with reasoning that shows professionalism and maturity?

    2) Would it be detrimental to me if I answer yes? I guess I ask this because I'm just worried that the interviewer would have a different opinion from me.

    Note: This was a interview with my LOR writer (premed committee)

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Ella Shepherd

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    Then you don't need to worry. :)

    Yes. Yes. Yes. :)

    I don't think so. If you were able to support your answer well, then you don't need to worry so much. As I understand, you answered professionally and with maturity. Your interviewer respects you for that. :)
     
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  3. EpiPEN

    EpiPEN Aegis of Immortality
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    Agree with above post

    Especially with the color coding. One of the distinct marks of a premed. Too bad they don't have the option to highlight your posts ;)
     
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  4. Ella Shepherd

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    lol :laugh:
     
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    Obviously it's a personal question. However, I don't really think there's a distinction between "do you support" and "would you engage in" (if legal). One without the other is just hypocritical. In answering a question like this I would have to make a distinction between active, physician-assisted suicide, and the passive withdraw of medical care for the terminally ill (which is a legal form of euthanasia). I think a small minority of physicians admittedly support the former, but most support the latter. There's a rather thick line between ending someone's life, and allowing nature to take its course without further intervention.
     
  6. bigDee

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    No.
     
  7. edfig99

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    or you can answer "of course I support youth in asia. I also support youth in africa, latin america and the u.s."
     
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    Umm...yes. It's legal.
     
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  9. fuzzywuz

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I'm relieved...
     
  10. kypdurron5

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    You are completely incorrect and have no idea what you're talking about....but please, feel free to elaborate on your one-word response.
     

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