Bioethics Education

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.

Traditional Master of Arts in Bioethics

The traditional Master of Arts in Bioethics program provides advanced training for professionals, academics, and other interested individuals in health care, law, the humanities, and public policy who wish to become prepared for teaching, research, policy development, and clinical consultation work related to bioethics.

Executive-Style Master of Arts in Bioethics

The executive-style Master of Arts program in bioethics at the Medical College of Wisconsin, which was the first online bioethics program, provides advanced training for professionals who wish to become prepared for teaching, research, policy development, and clinical work related to bioethics.

Certificate in Clinical Bioethics

The Certificate in Clinical Bioethics program is designed to provide a basic introduction to the philosophical, legal, and clinical foundations of health care ethics.

Certificate in Research Ethics

The Certificate Program in Research Ethics is designed to provide a basic introduction to human subjects research regulation and the historical and philosophical foundations underlying such regulation, as well as an opportunity for students to pursue a broad-based survey of current topics in research ethics.

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.

Contact Us

Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

(414) 955-8498
(414) 955-6511 (fax)
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