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Clinical Ethics Fellowship Program

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Position Description:

The Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston Methodist Hospital System Biomedical Ethics Program are seeking applicants for our full-time clinical ethics fellowship.
This competitive 2-year program offers the opportunity to train with the Center’s nationally renowned faculty and staff who lead premier Clinical Ethics Consultation Services at adult private hospital systems in the Texas Medical Center. 
The fellowship offers a competitive stipend, excellent benefits, and opportunities for continued professional development. Upon completion of this program, fellows will have the skills, training, and experience to make them competitive for positions in clinical ethics and academic bioethics.
For more information about Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, visit our program website.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
  • Comprehensive training in clinical ethics consultation, including the opportunity to observe and independently conduct ethics consultations (on-call rotations) for a high-volume Clinical Ethics Consultation Service (~450 consultations per year) at the Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Participation in Biomedical Ethics Committee and subcommittee meetings
  • Participation in educational activities related to our undergraduate and graduate medical curricula; including the award-winning medical ethics pathway
  • Preparation and delivery of presentations on clinical ethics-related topics for clinical audiences
  • Faculty mentoring on educational development, teaching skills, and research
  • Opportunities for collaboration on scholarly projects and participation in activities at Baylor College of Medicine affiliate hospitals 


Minimum Qualifications
  • Education required: Terminal post-graduate degree (JD, PhD, MD, or equivalent)
  • Experience required: Not Required.
  • Certification/License/Registration: Not Required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, working both independently and collaboratively to achieve mission goals and deadlines
  • Strong presentation and teaching skills
  • Training or experience in bioethics or clinical ethics preferred

To Apply:

Those interested in this position should submit a resume and cover letter indicating their desire to be considered. Please apply at:
Application Deadline: Friday, October 29, 2021.
Salary Range:  Competitive annual salary that includes healthcare insurance and other benefits.
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine is recognized as one of the nation's premier academic health science centers and is known for excellence in education, research, healthcare and community service. Located in the heart of the world's largest medical center, Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational, healthcare and research affiliates.
The Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy has 18 primary faculty members, 31 secondary faculty, 24 scholars, and over 40 fellows and staff, housed on the main Baylor campus in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
Houston Methodist Hospital System
Houston Methodist comprises a leading academic medical center in the Texas Medical Center and six community hospitals serving the Greater Houston area. Each hospital is staffed by committed personnel who exemplify our values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence.
New York – Houston Medical Ethics Consortium
The fellowship is part of the New York-Houston Medical Ethics Consortium, which brings together Houston Methodist Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. The aim of this consortium is to provide fellows an outstanding opportunity in clinical and research ethics by drawing upon transcontinental expertise and varied practice settings.