Educational Activities

Program in Bioethics, Law and Medical Professionalism

The program is involved in teaching medical students in all four years of the undergraduate medical curriculum; providing professionalism training for residents; research ethics training for graduate students in the College of Medicine Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, the Advanced Postgraduate Program in Clinical Investigation, and in the Genetics Institute.

BLMP faculty teaches the Profession of Medicine thread, which integrates the bio-medical ethics and law topics into the new curriculum. In addition, BLMP faculty facilitates ethics clerkships in three third-year and one fourth-year clerkship for medical students:

  • Family Medicine Clerkship Ethics Case Conference (MS3)
  • Pediatrics Clerkship Ethics Case Conference (MS3)
  • Psychiatry Clerkship Ethics Case Conference (MS3)
  • Geriatrics Clerkship Ethics Case Conference (MS4)

Fourth-year electives are offered on a variety of topicsincluding:

  • Financial, Business and Health Systems Aspects of Medicine
  • Advanced Issues in Medical Ethics and Law
  • Religion, Culture and Medicine
  • History of Medicine

In addition to the BLMP College of Medicine standard curriculum, faculty members participate in teaching outside of their department, including:

  • Leading Interdisciplinary Family Health small groups for 1st-year medical students
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (IDP)
  • GMS 6221: Ethics and Genetics (UFGI)
  • GMS 6931: Ethical and Policy Issues in Human Subjects Research (ACPPI)
  • Regulation of Clinical Research (COP Masters)
  • Research Ethics (COP Masters)
  • Family Medicine Noon Conferences
  • “How Physicians Get Paid”  conference series for Family Medicine Clerkship Students
  • Department of Medicine, Ambulatory Medicine Residency Program:  One 2-hour session per month