This program is designed for clinicians and academic physicians who are interested in gaining training and experience in medical ethics. The program begins with a five week, full-time Summer Intensive in July and August. During the Summer Intensive, fellows attend 3-4 seminars daily. From September to June, fellows meet one day a week (Wednesdays) for a structured ethics curriculum including Topics in Clinical Medical Ethics, Introduction to Moral Philosophy, and Research-in-Progress seminars. With faculty supervision, fellows participate actively in an ethics consultation service. Faculty mentors assist fellows as they design and carry out a research project. While most fellows are physicians, we welcome those interested in medical ethics from any perspective, including philosophy, nursing, and the social sciences. There is no fee for the fellowship and participants in the general part-time fellowship program do not receive a stipend.
In 2015, the MacLean Center began a collaboration with the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to recruit and train surgical residents and fellows in clinical medical ethics. Click here for more information about the ACS-MacLean Center Surgical Ethics Fellowship program.
Click here for more information about the pediatric ethics concentration in the fellowship program.
Clinical faculty appointed at the University of Chicago who want to develop academic careers that integrate clinical practice and clinical medical ethics are invited to apply for a unique two-year master’s degree program. The program includes a health services research curriculum with courses on biostatistics, epidemiology, health economics, health policy, and study design. Two-year fellows participate in our Summer Intensive fellowship program and take a structured medical ethics curriculum that includes Topics in Clinical Ethics, Introduction to Moral Philosophy, legal-ethical training seminars on clinical matters, Religious Traditions in Medical Ethics, case conferences, and research seminars. Fellows also participate in a busy ethics consultation service. Fellows are required to pursue master’s degrees either in the Department of Health Sciences or through the Harris School of Public Policy. Funding support is available on a highly competitive basis.