Our program offers Northwestern University’s McGaw Graduate Medical trainees (residents and fellows) a two-year scholars program that provides advanced training in the theory of bioethics and its application to clinical medicine.
The McGaw Bioethics Scholars Program is a two-year program and is co-sponsored by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities and McGaw Medical Center. Eligible trainees must complete the following curricular components:
- Attend 10 Core Didactics/Workshops
- Attend 12 Specialty Didactics/Workshops
- Complete Asynchronous Learning
- Participate in Practical Experience and Simulation Skills Practicum
- Develop an Education Portfolio
- Complete a scholarly project
These curricular components have been created to promote the ACGME health competencies across all 6 subcompetencies:
- Patient care
- Medical knowledge
- Practice based learning and improvement
- System based practice, professionalism
- Interpersonal skills and communications
The program components are based on a needs assessment performed by the program leadership and are subject to change based on feedback from participants and mentors.
- Understand the moral, philosophical, and historical basis of bioethics
- Understand the basic principles of bioethics
- Identify ethical features of a clinical encounter and develop critical skills necessary to evaluate ethical claims
- Address ethical challenges and conflicts through defending a particular position on an ethical issue
- Develop awareness of ethical issues that may occur across subspecialties.
- Complete a scholarly product that allows the learner to increase their understanding of the ethical challenges in their own subspecialty
Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will open in July 2018.
Director, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Bioethics Scholar Mentors
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