The Center for the Study of Bioethics is a nationally recognized innovator and leader in bioethics education. The Center's education activities include a Master of Arts in Bioethics program, a Certificate Program in Clinical Bioethics, a joint Online Fellowship Program in Physician Ethics and Professionalism with the American Medical Association, medical student education in bioethics, continuing education programs for medical, nursing, legal, psychology and social work professionals, and community education programs.
Medical Student, Resident and Fellow Ethics Education
The Bioethics Center directs the ethics education of medical students, residents, and fellows at the Medical College of Wisconsin and its affiliated hospitals. The cornerstone of these efforts is a medical ethics course offered in the second year of medical school. This course provides a solid introduction to the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline of bioethics, as well as specific ethical issues frequently encountered in clinical medicine and palliative care. The Bioethics Center also directs clinical ethics education sessions for third year medical students during the internal medicine and pediatric rotations. In addition, Bioethics Center faculty provide residency ethics education seminars, and they work with individual clinical departments to provide case-based ethics sessions for residents, fellows, and medical staff at MCW-affiliated hospitals.
Continuing and Community Education
Bioethics Center faculty and staff devote much time to providing bioethics education for professional organizations, civic and religious groups, academic institutions, health care organizations, and government and business leaders locally, statewide, and throughout the country. For more information on upcoming educational activities, please see the Calendar of Events.
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-6511 (fax)
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