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Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 - Friday, December 15th

Certificate in Pediatric Bioethics Application Deadline

Kansas City, MO, United States
Vanessa Watkins

The Children’s Mercy Center for Bioethics offers the only pediatric bioethics certificate program in the world. Students will become knowledgeable in pediatric bioethical issues such as the role of ethics committees, ethics consultations, futility and moral distress, end-of-life decisions, research ethics, and much more.

.The nine-month course begins and ends with an intensive three-day session in Kansas City, in September and May. For the rest of the year, students and faculty discuss assigned readings primarily via an online discussion board and attend periodic webinars. The program uses the online learning management system CourseSites and the webinar program WebEx. Technology requirements include access to a computer with high speed internet access, webcam and audio capabilities to be involved in webinars.

Our application deadline for 2018-2019 will be December 15, 2017. Tuition for 2018-2019 will be $10,000 for the nine-month interdisciplinary program. Applicants must cover travel expenses to Kansas City for the opening and closing sessions in September 2018 and May 2019 and the cost of books. For more information, e-mail Vanessa Watkins or contact

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