Posted: Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
This competitive 2-year program offers the opportunity to train with the Center’s nationally renowned faculty and staff who lead premier Clinical Ethics Consultation Services at adult private hospital systems in the Texas Medical Center.
The fellowship offers a competitive stipend, excellent benefits, and opportunities for continued professional development. Upon completion of this program, fellows will have the skills, training, and experience to make them competitive for positions in clinical ethics and academic bioethics.
Our Fellowship Offers:
•Comprehensive training in clinical ethics consultation, including the opportunity to observe and independently conduct ethics consultations for a high-volume Clinical Ethics Consultation Service (~450 consultations per year) at the Houston Methodist Hospital and its affiliates, including on-call duties
•Participation in Biomedical Ethics Committee and subcommittee meetings
•Participation in educational activities related to our undergraduate and graduate medical curricula; including the award-winning medical ethics pathway
•Preparation and delivery of presentations on clinical ethics-related topics for clinical audiences
•Faculty mentoring on educational development, teaching skills, and research
•Opportunities for collaboration on scholarly projects
Successful Completion of the Two-Year Fellowship Requires:
• Independently conduct clinical ethics consultations
• Submit at least two-peer reviewed manuscripts
• Develop a research project directly related to clinical ethics
• Lead a journal club, clinical case conference, and small group teaching for the MS1 ethics course
• Develop and deliver a Grand Rounds presentation
• Prepare a teaching portfolio
• Receive positive evaluations which indicate learning, research, and service milestones have been met
• Terminal post-graduate degree (JD, PhD, MD, or equivalent)
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Strong organizational skills, working both independently and collaboratively to achieve mission goals and deadlines
• Strong presentation and teaching skills
• Training or experience in bioethics or clinical ethics preferred
Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine
The Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy has 14 primary faculty members, 24 secondary faculty, 24 scholars, and 30 staff, housed on the main Baylor campus in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Our Center's faculty teach in the undergraduate and graduate medical education curricula, and a comprehensive graduate medical education curriculum in ethics, professionalism, and health policy. Center faculty are actively engaged in funded research supported by the NIH, PCORI, and private foundations. Our faculty have published more than 700 papers in the peer-reviewed scientific, clinical, and bioethics literature and have authored and edited several seminal books in bioethics.
Houston Methodist Hospital System
Houston Methodist comprises a leading academic medical center in the Texas Medical Center and six community hospitals serving the Greater Houston area. Each hospital is staffed by committed personnel who exemplify our values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence.
New York - Houston Medical Ethics Consortium
The fellowship is part of the New York-Houston Medical Ethics Consortium, which brings together Houston Methodist Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. The aim of this consortium is to provide fellows an outstanding opportunity in clinical and research ethics by drawing upon transcontinental expertise and varied practice settings.
Join us for an informational webinar about the Clinical Ethics Fellowship on Monday, September 21 at 2pm CST. Learn from our faculty and current fellows about the program, requirements, and daily life as a fellow. Register online here: https://bit.ly/CE-FellowshipWebinar
How to Apply
Interested applicants should apply online at https://bit.ly/ClinicalEthicsFellowship2021. Please include in your submission a cover letter and your resume or CV. You may also attach a writing sample and the names of at least three professional or academic references. Applications must be received by October 30, 2020
Tentative Start Date: July 6, 2021
For more information and questions visit us at https://www.bcm.edu/academic-centers/medical-ethics-and-health-policy/education/clinical-ethics-fellowship
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Equal Access Employer.