The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics at Indiana University Health sponsors a nine-month, part time fellowship aimed at training health care professionals in clinical ethics, including ethics consultation and ethics research. Graduates become capable members of the ethics community, resources for their colleagues facing ethical challenges in patient care, and have the potential to become leaders in the field of medical ethics.
The target audience for the fellowship includes physicians, nurses, chaplains, and social workers. Other members of the community (e.g. attorneys or members of administrative staffs) may also apply.
Application to the fellowship is competitive. The application process includes submission of a written application (which includes several brief narrative essays), a letter of support from the applicant’s immediate supervisor, one letter of recommendation, and interviews with Fairbanks Center staff. The application is submitted electronically.
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The application submission deadline is 5 PM on April 28th, 2017. Interviews will be held on May 22nd and 24th. Notification of selected candidates will take place no sooner than June 15, 2017.
The Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics will grant certificates of completion to Fellows successfully completing the nine-month fellowship. Fellows will be evaluated on participation in seminars and meetings, performance in ethics consultation under supervision, and completion of a scholarly project.
The fellowship requires one dedicated day per week (Wednesdays) for the academic year (8/30/17 through 5/23/18) plus additional time for ethics consultation, completion of reading assignments and the scholarly project. IU Health employees may continue full time employment at their regular jobs with the permission of their unit managers. Through special arrangements with Nursing, Social Work, and Chaplaincy department leaders, fellows may be permitted release time from normal work assignments to participate in fellowship activities. For others, individual arrangements will be coordinated.
The core activities of the fellowship include: