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Clinical Ethics Fellow

Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Position Description:

The Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston Methodist 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 a strong candidate for positions in clinical ethics and academic bioethics. The Center cultivates a culture of intentionality, respect, inclusivity, and collaboration. We are reflective and mindful of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in all interactions with one another.

For more information about Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, visit our program website.

Job Duties:

  • Completes comprehensive training in clinical ethics consultation, including independently conducting ethics consultations for a high-volume Clinical Ethics Consultation Service (≈450 consultations per year) at the Houston Methodist Hospital.
  • Participates in Biomedical Ethics Committee at Houston Methodist Hospital.
  • Participates in educational activities related to our undergraduate and graduate medical curricula, including Baylor College of Medicine’s award-winning Medical Ethics Pathway.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations on clinical ethics-related topics for clinical audiences.
  • Prepares original research and scholarship.
  • Participates in Center events and the New York-Houston Medical Ethics Consortium.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Terminal post-graduate degree (JD, PhD, MD, DO, or equivalent).
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, working both independently and collaboratively to achieve mission goals
  • Strong presentation and teaching skills
  • Training or experience in medical ethics or clinical ethics

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 28, 2022.
Salary: $54,840 plus healthcare insurance and other benefits.