he Master of Bioethics (MBE) is an interdisciplinary
degree offered by the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. The MBE degree program gives students broad exposure to the full range of topics and issues in contemporary bioethics, drawing on the expertise of our distinguished faculty and fellows.
he UPenn bioethics minor is designed to give students
a broad overview of the methods, core content areas and central ethical questions in the field of bioethics. The bioethics minor is a cross-school, interdisciplinary educational program. Students of any major are eligible for the bioethics minor.
is based in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Under the direction of Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, the Department stands as one of the world's premier institutions of research and education in biomedical ethics and health policy. The Department's distinguished faculty produce and disseminate scholarship and conduct programs in medical, graduate and undergraduate education in biomedical ethics.
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