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OUR MISSION

Harvard Medical School launched the Center for Bioethics out of the conviction that we have a particular responsibility to ensure that values and ethics are always part of medical training, laboratory and clinical research, and ongoing professional education. ​ Learn more >

 

Fellowship in Medical Ethics

Open to physicians, nurses, lawyers, social workers, and others in academic fields related to medicine or health with a serious interest in medical ethics and a wish to further their knowledge of the history, philosophical underpinnings and contemporary practice of bioethics. Seminars explore a wide range of issues including ethical theory, clinical ethics, research ethics, and selected topics in public health ethics.

Learn more about the program and apply for 2016-2017

The deadline for submission of application materials is March 7, 2016

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Master of Bioethics

Education, skills development and hands-on experience that prepares professionals to assess and address morally challenging aspects of health care and issues in the life sciences. Learn more >

Download the Master of Bioethics brochureThe Master of Bioethics degree program is offered as either a 1-year (full time) or 2-year (part-time) course of study. In addition to a core curriculum of foundational courses, each candidate will choose a concentration of study in a specific area of bioethics related to his or her field, such as clinical ethics, health policy, or research ethics - or candidates can collaborate with Center faculty to design their own course of study. Download the brochure  >

The program also provides extended, hands-on learning through the Capstone Experience, in which students are paired with a mentor. They gain practical, real-life understanding applying what they've learned as they work alongside a bioethics leader in their area of concentration. Additional electives may be drawn from across the Medical School and all of Harvard University. Apply >

 

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