Graduate Bioethics Education Programs Results

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Question Answer

Master’s Degree

Please indicate the type of degree associated with your educational program: Master of Science (MS)
Educational program name: The Bioethics Program of Clarkson University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
What institution administers your educational program? Clarkson University
What bioethics program, department, or division administers your educational program? Department of Bioethics
City: Schenectady
State/Province: New York
Country: United States
Year first class matriculated: 2003
Educational program website: http://bioethics.clarkson.edu
Does the educational program have a designated faculty program director? Yes
Program Directors Name Sean Philpott-Jones
Program Directors Title Program Director and Department Chair
Program Directors Email sphilpot@clarkson.edu
Program Directors Phone 518 631 9863
Does the educational program have a designated staff program administrator? Yes
Program Administrators Name Ann Nolte
Program Administrators Title
Program Administrators Email anolte@clarkson.edu
Program Administrators Phone 518 631 9860
What are the educational program’s admission requirements? Degree(s)
Transcript(s)
Letters of recommendation
Statement of interest
Degree(s) Bachelor’s degree
Standardized test(s)
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
Albany Law School
MSW
SUNY Albany School of Social Work
MPH
SUNY Albany School of Public Health
PhD
SUNY Albany Department of Philosophy

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? 15
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)
What is the cost per credit? 935
What is the educational program’s total tuition and fees? 33660
More information on tuition:
Does the educational program offer tuition scholarships? Yes
Please describe what types of scholarships are available: Merit and Need
Does the educational program offer an annual stipend for trainees? No
What is the stipend per trainee?
What, if any, specific tracks/specializations are offered as part of the educational program? Clinical Ethics, Research Ethics, Bioethics Policy
How many credit hours are required to graduate? 36
How many courses are required to graduate? 12
Required course Proseminar in Health and Human Values
Biomedical Ethics
Healthcare Policy
Bioethics and the Law
Online Practicum
Onsite Practicum
Capstone
Master’s Project 1
Master’s Project 2

Elective Clinical Ethics
Research Ethics
Advanced Research Ethics
Foundations of Bioethics Policy
Medicine and Social Justice
Public Health Ethics
Reproductive Ethics
Ethics at the End of Life
Neuroethics
Pediatric Ethics
Empirical Research Methods
Contemporary Issues in Bioethics

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? 3
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)? 2
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? Mock scenarios using trained actors in a controlled and observed environment, other written and oral assessments.
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? No
Does the educational program require any of the following to graduate? Thesis
Comprehensive exam
Publishable manuscript(s) – Number trainees are required to submit:
Portfolio – please describe:
Do graduates receive a certificate or diploma upon successful completion? Yes