Topics included in the curriculum*

The following are some examples of topics covered during the program:

  • Assisted Suicide and Organ Donation taught by Jeffrey Burns, chief and Shapiro Chair of Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital
  • Definitions of Death taught by Robert Truog, director of the Center for Bioethics and Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Medical Ethics, Anaesthesia & Pediatrics
  • Neuroethics taught by Thomas Cochrane, associate neurologist and Senior Ethics Consultant, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School
  • Ethical Issues in Genomics taught by Eftychia Vayena, visiting professor at Harvard Medical School
  • Narrative Ethics taught by Martha Montello, lecturer, Harvard Medical School and Editor-in-Chief, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
  • Health Care Reform taught by Marcia Angell, corresponding member of the faculty of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School, Faculty Associate in the Center for Bioethics, and former Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine

*topics and lecturers for future sessions are dependent on scheduling availability