Penn Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics

Master of Bioethics (MBE)

Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME)

Minor in Bioethics

About the Department

Upcoming Events

August Workshop: Mediation of Clinical Ethics Disputes

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy is now enrolling for an intensive workshop, Mediation of Clinical Ethics Disputes, that will take place Thursday-Sunday, August 4-7th, 2016. Professional mediators possess a unique skill set applicable to the facilitation of difficult conversations between individuals in emotionally laden situations. An effective mediation…

Recent News & Scholarship

Congratulations to the Inaugural Class of the Penn MSME!

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy is pleased to announce the graduation of the inaugural class of students in its new Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME) program. The MSME, which builds on the success of the Department’s outstanding Master of Bioethics (MBE) program, is designed…
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More people can ask for help in dying, but very few do

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…
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