Master of Bioethics (MBE)

Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME)

Minor in Bioethics

About the Department

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Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network by Jonathan Moreno

Impromptu Man is the story of an unlikely combination of ideas that have helped shape our time.  Seen through the colorful personality and long career of one of the 20th century’s great innovators, the psychiatrist and psychodrama founder J.L. Moreno, this epic history takes the reader from the creative chaos of Habsburg…
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Penn Bioethics Journal

The Penn Bioethics Journal (PBJ) is the premier peer-reviewed undergraduate bioethics journal. Established in 2004, the Journal provides a venue for undergraduates to make contributions to the field of bioethics. Embracing the interdisciplinarity of bioethics, PBJ reviews and publishes original work addressing debates in medicine, technology, philosophy, public policy, law, theology, and ethics,…


2015 MBE Graduation

Thursday, May 14th Houston Hall | 3417 Spruce Street | Philadelphia, PA 19104Commencement Colloquium Guest Speaker: Susan Lederer, PhD Class if '49 Auditorium 5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.MCocktails Hall of Flags 6:00 P.M.Dinner Hall of Flags 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Parking available in the Parking Garage: Chestnut…

Intensive Workshop in Clinical Ethics Mediation

The Penn Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy is hosting an Intensive Workshops in Clinical Ethics Mediation: Thursday-Sunday, May 28-31, 2015. The 4-day workshop will run from 9:00-5:00 each day. The Penn Clinical Ethics Mediation Program has offered over 25 intensive workshops since the program's launch in May 2010.…

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Justin Bekelman, MD awarded PCORI Grant

Project Summary For patients with stage II or III breast cancer, radiation therapy after breast conservation surgery or mastectomy improves breast cancer control and survival. However, because of unwanted radiation to the heart, radiation therapy may also increase the chance of future heart problems after breast cancer treatment has finished. Photon…
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Announcing New Fellows in Biomedical Ethics for 2016

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy is pleased to announce the incoming Fellows in Advanced Biomedical Ethics.  We have a great group and we are very excited for them to arrive, join our community & get started. The 2016 fellows are: Grace Lee, MD, Hospital of the University…
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