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Posted: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Clinical Ethics Graduate Internship

Sunday, December 31st, 2017
Medstar Washington Hospital Center, John J. Lynch MD Center for Ethics

Washington, DC, United States

Kahlia Keita
The John J. Lynch MD Center for Ethics at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) applications for our graduate internship. MWHC, is a 900+ bed, Level I trauma center that provides a rich clinical ethics experience for interns at every level of training. The Center provides a 24/7, 365 day a year clinical ethics consultation service, running approximately 300 consults yearly.

Interns attend meetings of our hospital’s ethics committee, its subcommittees of education, consultation, policy and organizational ethics and various other regularly scheduled and ad hoc meetings. Interns also attend internal education activities such as noon conferences for residents by Center faculty and moral distress programming.

Interns will join unit work rounds with members of the Center group, including in our nine (9) intensive care units, our high risk OB program and our heart transplant program. Interns do independent capstone presentations to the hospital’s ethics committee and/or other body that can be mentored by Center faculty into a publishable piece of writing.

Application Requirements

Applicants should be a graduate student with course work or related experience in clinical ethics or bioethics. They should have an interest in clinical ethics, and career goals to which the study of clinical ethics applies.

Applicants must submit: a letter of intent outlining his/her interest in the field of clinical ethics, a writing sample such as a paper written for a course, a letter of recommendation from a former professor/mentor, and a current transcript.

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