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Bioethics Elective

This 2-week course is offered in January, Monday through Friday 10 am to 2 pm. A small group of students meets daily with different faculty members to strengthen their foundational knowledge of the field, and explore specific areas of bioethics, such as ethical issues in obstetrics, emergency medicine, pediatrics, patient’s rights, public health, policy development, clinical consultations, and many others. There are 20 90-minute seminars, all structured as small group discussions, limited to MD and PA students. To receive bioethics concentration (BEC) CV credit, students must take this course in any year after having completed their primary clinical rotations. Course enrollment is limited to provide a small seminar experience, and preference for enrollment will go to students participating in the BEC.

Faculty Director: Mark R. Mercurio, MD, MA