Full-time Clinical Ethics Fellowship

(funded) For those intending to spend 1 - 2 years at the MacLean Center in intensive clinical ethics training and research

Application Opens: September 1st

Application Closes: December 15th


One-year, Full-Time Clinical Ethics Fellowship

This training program is intended to provide the Scholar with an intensive experience in clinical medical ethics, ethics consultation, and empirical ethics research. Full-time fellows will not only participate fully in the part-time fellowship described below, but they will also be fully immersed in the activities of the MacLean Center for an entire year. Full-time clinical ethics fellows will engage in ongoing mentored clinical ethics research with MacLean Center faculty. They will regularly round in hospital units to facilitate interactions between clinicians and ethics consultants. There is the possibility to extend the fellowship to a second year.

The program begins with a four-to-five-week, full-time Summer Intensive Clinical Ethics Course beginning in July. During the Summer Intensive, fellows attend 3-4 seminars daily for small group sessions to obtain the foundational background in multiple areas of clinical medical ethics including: clinical ethics consultations, pediatric ethics, surgical ethics, reproductive ethics, how to reduce health disparities and advance health equity, transplantation ethics, and multiple other topics. Following the Summer Intensive, with faculty supervision, full-time fellows with engage in ethics consultations and rounding on designated inpatient hospital units. They will also participate with faculty in mentored clinical ethics research. Research could be quantitative empirical bioethics and/or analytic explorations of critical clinical ethics topics.

In addition to the activities noted above that will be throughout the year, from September to June, fellows will also formally meet one day a week on Wednesdays along with the part-time fellows for a structured ethics curriculum including Topics in Clinical Medical Ethics, Introduction to Moral Philosophy, and Research-in-Progress seminars.

We welcome those interested in clinical medical ethics from any perspective, including medicine, philosophy, nursing, and the social sciences. This program is designed for those hoping to make clinical ethics a major focus of their professional lives. The fellows receive a salary and benefits commensurate with University of Chicago fellowship standards.

We strongly encourage candidates from groups that have been underrepresented in medicine and related fields due to discrimination and structural barriers, who have experienced socioeconomic disadvantage, or who have disabilities to apply. Please contact Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, FACS, MAMSE, Director of the MacLean Center with inquiries about the fellowship (pangelos@bsd.uchicago.edu).

In order to apply, please submit:

> Personal statement (up to 1500 words). In your statement, please be sure to tell us about:

- the research question(s) you hope to pursue as a postdoc

- your ultimate academic or career goals and why/how this fellowship at the MacLean Center would help you advance these goals

- which specific MacLean Center faculty might be ideal mentors for you and why

- how you anticipate that the community at the MacLean Center will help shape your perspective as you advance in your work and how your experiences and perspective will help shape the university, department, and fellowship communities.

> CV

> Writing Sample

> 2 letters of recommendation