The Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence at the University of Chicago was created in September 2011 with a focus on improving the doctor-patient relationship through patient care, teaching and research. The Clinical Excellence Track for University of Chicago undergraduates is a partnership between the College, the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence and the UChicago Medicine Office of Community and External Affairs. This program will introduce an innovation that, so far as we know, has never before been offered by an undergraduate college. The new program offers undergraduate students planning a career in medicine or the biological sciences an opportunity to complete a program of work and study over a three-year period that will qualify them to receive a special note on their transcript as well as a special certificate attesting to the fact that they completed a joint curriculum in Clinical Excellence sponsored by The College and the Bucksbaum Institute.
The MacLean Center fosters interdisciplinary discussions about issues in clinical medical ethics by hosting the annual Dorothy J. MacLean Fellows Conference (now in its 30th year) every November, and a year-long Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar Series on ethics and health care (now in its 35th year). Undergraduates in the college are encouraged to come to and participate in these events. For up-to-date information on MacLean Center events, please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.