Thursday, October 08, 2009

Shomer Shabbos Residencies

Dr. Sam Sultan disagreed with the way I described his article in the recent issue of The Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society (link) and sent the following clarification of his position:

The article explores the topic of "Shomer-Shabbos residency" -specifically whether a medical student should undergo his/her residency training only at a program that will guarantee that he/she will not have to work on Shabbos. Instead of the more popular halachic discussion of how a doctor should act in a hospital on Shabbos, the article addresses the hashkafic dilemma of whether physicians-in-training should place themselves in a challenging situation of possible conflict for the sake of pikuach nefesh, saving life. Given the controversial nature of the issue, the authors shy away from a prescriptive conclusion, in favor of discussing relevant sources and then presenting the opinions of various contemporary poskim.
See also these posts: I, II.

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