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 the department chair, Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, the Department stands as one of the premier institutions of research and education in medical ethics in the world. The Department's distinguished faculty produce and disseminate scholarship and conduct one of the leading bioethics master’s programs in the world.
Thomas J. Dart, sheriff of Cook County, Ill.—and overseer of what he says is the nation’s largest jail—believes that posterity will gaze back 100 years from now and know that we were “horrible people.”
This is because our country incarcerates mentally ill individuals in overwhelming numbers for minor violations instead…
Anyone who feared that making physician-assisted suicide legal would lead to an onslaught of assisted deaths can relax.
A new study led by University of Pennsylvania bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel finds that only a tiny fraction of the dying want help speeding up the process. However, Emanuel is concerned about the reasons…