Master of Bioethics (MBE)

Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME)

Minor in Bioethics

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SHOCKED Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead; By David Casarett M.D.

Order Your Copy “Casarett’s inquiry makes for entertaining, informative, and at times, electrifying reading.” —Booklist Not too long ago, there was no coming back from death.  But a little electricity, applied to the heart in just the right way, has changed all that.  Now death has become just another serious complication.…


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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Online Course: The Affordable Care Act and the Future of Health Care Reform

Starting Monday, May 4th 2015, the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy is offering a new online course via Coursera: "The Affordable Care Act and the Future of Health Care Reform," taught by Ezekiel Emanuel. Click the sign up button below to learn more about this free online course. Course…
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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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