Sample Fellowship Curriculum Topics

Topics included in the curriculum*

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

  • Physician Aid-in-Dying taught by Brendan Abel, legal counsel at Massachusetts Medical Society
  • 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, director of medical affairs at Biogen
  • Ethical Issues in Genomics taught by Ingrid Holm, pediatric endocrinologist and geneticist at Boston Children's Hospital and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical 
  • 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

Other topics have included:

  • Assisted Suicide and Organ Donation
  • Informed Consent
  • Race, Religion, and Social Justice
  • Health Care Reform

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