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Medical Ethics

Our objective is to use the tools of medical ethics to enable students to provide compassionate and just care to every patient. The Center of Humanism faculty takes a leadership role in designing and integrating medical ethics and law curriculum across all four years of medical school, and they support student-led ethics groups on campus.

Faculty also conduct research on a range of bioethics topics, often collaborating with medical students. Recent and on-going projects include:

  • The impacts of biomedical ethics curriculum as it relates to enhancing tolerance for ambiguity
  • A scoping review on the state of ambulatory ethics as a field of practice
  • The ethics of hospital design and how institutions enhance or limit mental health patients’ well-being and autonomy

Medical Students

Medical Students

All CMSRU students engage in discussions and analysis of biomedical issues that relate to patient care, medical practice, and research. By graduation all students will have a comprehensive understanding of the four pillars of medical ethics, key aspects of medical law, and an application of ethical approaches to medical decision making.

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