The Fellowship in Bioethics is a yearlong part-time program open to physicians, nurses, lawyers, social workers, and others in academic fields related to medicine or health with a serious interest in bioethics and a wish to further their knowledge of the history, philosophical underpinnings and contemporary practice of bioethics.
Over the course of the year, the Fellows form strong bonds and develop a community of “critical friends” who support, critique, challenge, and hold each other’s thinking to the highest standards of rigor and creativity. Fellows explore their interests through weekly seminars and individual projects within a supportive community of peers and thought leaders in the field.
The program is offered as a 1-year (part-time) course of study, enabling participants to continue in their full-time job or augment their work with us by auditing courses and getting engaged in other activities at Harvard.
During the program, fellows attend a weekly three-hour seminar taught by the Fellowship Director, Mildred Solomon, and guest lecturers designed to explore a wide range of issues, including:
- Ethical theory
- Clinical ethics
- Research ethics
- Selected topics in public health ethics
- Current topics in bioethics
Fellows must have external salary support. The fellowship fee for the 2017-2018 year is $10,000. Most Fellows receive this support from their sponsoring institutions, and the Center will provide an explanatory letter to applicants who would like help approaching their sponsoring institutions with such a request.