Graduate Bioethics Education Programs Results

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For more information about Bioethics and Humanities Academic Programs, please visit the ASBH webpage.

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Question Answer

Master’s Degree

Please indicate the type of degree associated with your educational program: Master of Arts (MA)
Educational program name: Master of Arts in Bioethics
What institution administers your educational program? Medical College of Wisconsin
What bioethics program, department, or division administers your educational program? Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
City: Milwaukee
State/Province: Wisconsin
Country: United States
Year first class matriculated: 1992
Educational program website: http://www.mcw.edu/Graduate-School/Programs/Bioethics.htm
Does the educational program have a designated faculty program director? Yes
Program Directors Name Fabrice Jotterand, PhD, MA
Program Directors Title Associate Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities, and Director, Graduate Program in Bioethics
Program Directors Email fjotterand@mcw.edu
Program Directors Phone 414 955 8451
Does the educational program have a designated staff program administrator? Yes
Program Administrators Name Kristen Tym, MA
Program Administrators Title Program Manager
Program Administrators Email ktym@mcw.edu
Program Administrators Phone 414 955 4299
What are the educational program’s admission requirements? Degree(s)
Transcript(s)
Standardized test(s)
Letters of recommendation
Statement of interest
Degree(s) Bachelor’s degree
Standardized test(s) GRE or MCAT or LSAT
Number of letters of recommendation: 3
Is the educational program offered with a dual degree? Yes
In conjunction with what other degree(s) is the educational program offered? JD
Marquette University Law School
What is the minimum length of time to complete the full-time educational program? 12
What is the minimum length of time to complete the part-time educational program? 24
What is the typical length of time to complete the full-time educational program? 18
What is the typical length of time to complete the part-time educational program? 36
Is the educational program offered online or in-person? Hybrid (online and in-person are both required)
What is the educational program’s average annual new trainee enrollment size? (Average over the last two years) 5
What is the cost per credit? 1010
What is the educational program’s total tuition and fees? 30300
More information on tuition:
Does the educational program offer tuition scholarships? No
Please describe what types of scholarships are available:
Does the educational program offer an annual stipend for trainees? No
What is the stipend per trainee? 0
What, if any, specific tracks/specializations are offered as part of the educational program?
How many credit hours are required to graduate? 30
How many courses are required to graduate? 10
Required course Philosophical Bioethics
Clinical Topics in Bioethics
Law and Bioethics
Bioethics Consulting and Committees, if no clinical ethics experience
Elective Justice and Health Care
Introduction to Research Ethics
Ethics Beyond the Acute Care Hospital
Critical Approaches to Bioethics
Religion and Bioethics
Regulatory Issues in Human Subjects Research Protections
Current Topics in Research Ethics
Race and Trust in Biomedical Research
Issues in Pediatric Ethics
Special Topics in Bioethics (e.g. Neuroethics, End of Life Ethics, Ethical Issues in Mental Health, Chronic Illnesses in the U.S., Deadly Medicine)
Master’s Consultation
History and Meaning of Ethics and Professionalism in Medicine
Ethics and Human Reproduction
Readings and Research
Master’s Thesis
Is there a clinical component associated with the educational program? Yes
Does the educational program provide training in clinical ethics consultation? Yes
On average, how many clinical ethics consultations do your trainees participate in as an observer? 12
On average, how many formal clinical ethics consultations do your trainees lead? (i.e., interact with the provider/patient/surrogate and write the chart note)? 0
Do all of your trainees lead a minimum of 30 clinical ethics consultations (i.e., interact with the provider/patient/ surrogate and write the chart note)? No
Is the training in clinical ethics consultation grounded in the ASBH Core Competencies? Yes
Are trainees periodically assessed and evaluated for meeting the skills and knowledge necessary to carry out clinical ethics consultations in accord with the ASBH Core Competencies? Yes
How are trainees evaluated? one-on-one discussion, written consultation reports
Do trainees complete an oral exam offered by a panel of three clinical ethics fellowship program directors? No
Are graduates purported by the educational program to be competent to conduct independent clinical ethics consultations? Yes
Does the educational program require any of the following to graduate? Thesis
Publishable manuscript(s)
Comprehensive exam
Publishable manuscript(s) – Number trainees are required to submit: 0
Portfolio – please describe:
Do graduates receive a certificate or diploma upon successful completion? Yes