Fellowship in Bioethics
The Fellowship in Bioethics is a one-year, part-time program designed for those with a serious interest in bioethics who wish to further their knowledge of the history, philosophical underpinnings, and contemporary practice of bioethics.
Over the course of the program, bioethics fellows explore their interests through weekly Friday morning seminars on current and emerging bioethical issues, and through individual projects.
The keystone of the experience are the strong bonds and community that fellows—who are a diverse group of thought leaders from medicine, nursing, law, social work, and other academic fields—build throughout the year.
The program has welcomed fellows from across the globe with a variety of experiences and backgrounds, enabling participants to expand their perspectives, critique, challenge, and hold each other's thinking to the highest standards of rigor and creativity.
A completed application will include the following:
- Completed online application.
- Current curriculum vitae.
- A statement of purpose describing the reasons for your interest in the fellowship, including any particular topics or questions you are most interested in exploring. This letter must be 750 words or fewer in length, and is an important opportunity for you to tell us about yourself, your interests, and your motivations in pursuing training in bioethics.
- Two letters of reference.
- A third letter from a supervisor or key senior staff person demonstrating institutional support for the your involvement in the HMS Fellowship. This letter should also highlight likely opportunities you will have to contribute to bioethics at your home institution upon completion of the program.
Once each item is submitted, you will need to log back into your application, verify the information and submit the application. Once applications are submitted, you will not be able to make changes.
If you have questions, please contact the Center for Bioethics at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 617.432.5975.