Program In Bioethics, Law And Medical Professionalism

Our Mission

The mission of the Bioethics, Law and Medical Professionalism Program is to provide outstanding instruction, professional development and cultural competency to manage the complex health care dilemmas being addressed locally, nationally and internationally. Our program addresses issues in humanities, social sciences, health policy, health law and medical professionalism for medical students, residents and practicing physicians, as well as other healthcare professionals.

Research, teaching and service activities of the program focus on developing the knowledge base and skills to provide humane, compassionate care in today’s complex social and medico-legal environment. Areas of research interest for the program include aging, end-of-life issues, and advances in genetic technology.

Bioethics touches everyone. To understand this, here is a list of topics to consider: cloning, DNA research, end-of-life treatment and decisions, genetic modification, physician-aid-in-dying, confidentiality, HIV and AIDS, parental decision-making, and spirituality and medicine.


Core Program Faculty are faculty members in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine.

Associated Program Faculty are faculty members in CHFM as well as other departments/colleges in the UF Health Science Center. They support the BLMP Core Program Faculty and contribute to teaching bioethics to medical students throughout all four years of the curriculum.

*Designated faculty also provide coverage for the ethics consult service.

To request an ethics consult, call the UF Health operator at 352-265-0111 and ask to speak to the ethics consultant on call, or if you are a UF Health provider, send a Spōk message to the ethics consultant on call by typing in ETHICS into the Spōk system.

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