Bioethics Fellowship
Curriculum

The goal of the Pediatric Bioethics Fellowship is to prepare clinicians for academic careers with an emphasis on scholarship in pediatric bioethics. The bioethics fellowship may be done in conjunction with subspecialty fellow training.

Fellowship program activities include:

Scholarly Activities

Mentored research projects and presentations at professional meetings.

Educational Activities

Weekly seminars, visiting professor lectures and an annual pediatric bioethics conference. Seminars and lectures through the University of Washington Department of Bioethics and Humanities and the School of Public Health.

Consultation Activities

Seattle Children's Hospital Ethics Committee and clinical and research ethics consultation services.

Teaching Activities

Lectures and case-based group discussions for medical students and house staff.

Clinical Activities

Patient care opportunities on inpatient units or ambulatory care clinics at Seattle Children's Hospital.

Candidates must plan to engage in pediatric clinical care and/or research. Clinical training may be in pediatrics or other pediatrics-related areas, such as anesthesia, genetics, psychiatry, radiology or surgery. This fellowship can be pursued concurrently with subspecialty training, and we welcome individuals who are already engaged in subspecialty training at Seattle Children's.

Fellows who do not have prior advanced training in empirical research methodology (i.e. MPH or PhD) will be encouraged to enroll in the masterís program in bioethics or public health at the University of Washington. Tuition for coursework will be provided. For more information, please see the Center's website.