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Biomedical Debate is a Teamwork Event that provides members with the opportunity to use debate as a platform for researching the pros and cons of a biomedical issue and showcasing what has been learned. This competitive event consists of 2 rounds and each team consists of 3-4 people. Team members will participate in the Round One written test containing questions about the annual biomedical topic. The teams with the highest average score from the test will qualify for the Round Two debate(s). This event aims to inspire members to be proactive future health professionals by researching a given health topic, evaluating, discussing, and thinking critically about the issue, and refining verbal communication skills surrounding a complex biomedical issue.

This year’s topic is “Designer Babies: Parents should be allowed to genetically engineer their offspring.”

Team members will each need to test during the online testing window of February 22-March 5, 2021 in order to get seeded for the actual debate at FLC. Team members should all be taking the test online within 15 minutes of each other.

NEW FOR VIRTUAL SLC: This is one of the few events that will be taking place live provided we have enough teams to compete. Teams will be provided a poll to find the best time to host the online event with judges.