“The class became a source of inspiration. I learned so much about responsible medical practice, and I really started to see how ethics related to other areas of my studies.”
Honors student Claudia Gallagher ’16 had no shortage of interests as an English and music double major. But she still wanted to add breadth to her course of study, so she took a class in Christian medical ethics with Peter Clark, S.J., director of SJU’s Institute of Clinical Bioethics.
The grounding in ethics she received in this class, and from other SJU courses, will serve her well when she begins law school at the University of Pennsylvania this fall. Though she’s not sure on which facet of the law she’ll focus, she hopes to make a difference in the medical field.
In addition to her rigorous class work, the Sicklerville, New Jersey, native nurtured her creativity, making the most of her time at Saint Josephs: She penned a 220-page novel about time travel for her thesis, which was inspired by her ethics studies, and also wrote original piano compositions that she performed in a recital in April.
Read more about Claudia and her work here.