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Posted: Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
JOB TITLE: Clinical Neuroethics Fellowship
DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
LOCATION: CPMC, Sutter Health
San Francisco, California, United States
CONTACT: Thomasine Kushner, PhD

Clinical Neuroethics Fellowship
November 2015-July 2016

Objective: The Program in Medicine and Human Values (PMHV) at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), a Sutter Health Bay Area Tertiary Referral medical center in San Francisco, CA, is offering a concentrated post-graduate fellowship program focused on training scholars and/or medical practitioners to provide clinical neuroethics consultations in a healthcare setting. Clinical exposure and training will take place in both inpatient and outpatient settings within a large community and academic center. CPMC provides comprehensive subspecialty neurologic and neurosurgical services to a broad and diverse multicultural population within and beyond the San Francisco Bay Area. The Clinical Neuroethics Fellowship will be part of an interdisciplinary neurology and neurosurgical community within the Department of Neurosciences which includes the CPMC Stroke Care Center, Ray Dolby Brain Health Center, as well as other neurology subspecialty service lines.

Program: The Clinical Neuroethics Fellow will work under the supervision of the Sutter Health Bay Area Senior Bioethicist and CPMC Board-Certified Clinical Neurologist. The Clinical Ethics Fellowship includes the following components:

1) Clinical subspecialty rotations:

• Stroke and Critical Care Neurology
• Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Unit
• Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology
• Neuromuscular Disease Neurology
• Movement Disorders Neurology
• Epilepsy
• Pediatric Neurology
• Deep-Brain Stimulation Clinic

2) Scheduled Didactic Sessions:

• Fellow-Faculty Didactics
• Cerebrovascular, Neuro-Interventional, and Neuroradiology case conferences
• Neuro-Oncology Case conference
• Neurosciences Grand Rounds
• Medical Center Ethics Committee conference
• Clinical Neurology bedside teaching rounds with Internal Medicine Residency
• Clinical Ethics Consultations with Sutter Health Bay Area Bioethicist

3) Research:

• Completion of a publishable research project under the guidance of the Program’s Clinical Neuroethics Advisory Committee. The Program’s Fellowship Advisory Committee includes Dr. Thomasine Kushner, Dr. Alan Yee, and Dr. Catherine Madison.

Requirements: Candidates are required to have either a Medical Doctorate degree (M.D., D.O.) or a Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in a bioethics-related field along with knowledge in neuroscience.

Application Process: Please submit the following to Dr. Thomasine Kushner, Senior Bioethicist, PMHV, CPMC at

(1) Cover Letter explaining your interest in the fellowship, your suitability as a candidate, and the area of neuroethics you may wish to develop as your research project during the course of your fellowship.
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) Names and contact information of three references (letters are not required unless requested by the committee).

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. Compensation will be offered for this position. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

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