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

Fellowship

Please indicate the type of degree associated with your educational program: Post-doctoral
Educational program name: Clinical Ethics Fellowship
What institution administers your educational program? UCLA Health
What bioethics program, department, or division administers your educational program? UCLA Health Ethics Center
City: Los Angeles
State/Province: California
Country: United States
Year first class matriculated: 2010
Educational program website:
Does the educational program have a designated faculty program director? Yes
Program Directors Name James A. Hynds
Program Directors Title Director, Clinical Ethics Fellowship Program
Program Directors Email jhynds@mednet.ucla.edu
Program Directors Phone 3107942290
Does the educational program have a designated staff program administrator? No
Program Administrators Name
Program Administrators Title
Program Administrators Email
Program Administrators Phone
What are the educational program’s admission requirements? Degree(s)
Letters of recommendation
CV or resume
Statement of interest
Degree(s) Ph.D. in healthcare ethics or Ph.D. Philospohy with specialization in healthcare ethics.
Standardized test(s)
Number of letters of recommendation: 3
What is the minimum length of time to complete the full-time educational program? 24
What is the minimum length of time to complete the part-time educational program? 0
What is the typical length of time to complete the full-time educational program? 24
What is the typical length of time to complete the part-time educational program? 0
Is the educational program offered online or in-person? In-person only
What is the educational program’s average annual new trainee enrollment size? (Average over the last two years) 1
Does the educational program offer an annual stipend for trainees? Yes
What is the stipend per trainee? 0
What, if any, specific tracks/specializations are offered as part of the educational program?
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? 250
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)? 150
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)? Yes
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? continous evalution/consult portfolio/professionalism paper
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? Portfolio
Professionalism paper
Publishable manuscript(s) – Number trainees are required to submit: 0
Portfolio – please describe: 6 cases studies
Do graduates receive a certificate or diploma upon successful completion? Yes