The University of Chicago has one of the foremost groups of Pediatric Ethics specialists in the world. The leader, Dr. Lainie Ross, has published widely in the field of pediatric ethics and is recognized internationally for her work. This core group, along with associated pediatrician-ethicists, provides ethics expertise that complements the scientific and technical expertise of the physicians at the Comer Children’s Hospital.
The MacLean Center Ethics Fellowship Program has now trained more than 25 academic pediatric ethicists. This fellowship is designed for clinicians who are interested in gaining training and experience in clinical medical ethics with a focus in pediatric ethics.
The program begins with a six-week, full-time Summer Intensive introduction in July and August. From September to June, fellows meet one day a week (Wednesdays) for a structured ethics curriculum including Topics in Clinical Ethics, The Physician and the Law: An Introduction to the Jurisprudence of Medicine, Introduction to Moral Philosophy, Surgical Ethics, and research-in-progress seminars. Fellows also participate and are supervised in a busy ethics consultation service. Working with faculty mentors in pediatrics, each fellow will design and carry out a research project. No stipend is available for this fellowship program. Those interested can apply using our general fellowship application.