Internal Medicine residents at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) are invited to participate in a month-long ethics elective sponsored and coordinated by the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics at Indiana University Health. Residents are expected to spend a total of 9 hours per week engaged in activities related to the elective. Up to two (2) residents may participate each month. Vacation time is limited to five (5) days.
During this elective, residents have access to ethics activities in both in-patient and out-patient facilities of the IU School of Medicine, IU Health Hospitals, and Wishard Memorial Hospital. Participating residents may use the workroom within the Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics (in the Methodist Hospital Noyes Pavilion) if they require temporary space for coordinating their activities.
Residents will gain experience in various aspects of hospital-based clinical ethics activities, such as clinical ethics consultation, chaplaincy and the religious and spiritual aspects of hospital ethics, and legal aspects of medical ethics and health law.
Required activities include:
Additional activities may include:
Residents interested in additional experience in research ethics may also participate in the following activities:
The coordinators of the elective will attempt to accommodate special requests based on interest as much as possible. Residents will be encouraged to undertake a brief research project, case report and analysis, or research paper for publication as part of their elective.
For additional information contact:
Lia Logio, MD - firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program
Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
Paul R. Helft, MD - email@example.com
Director, Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Alexia M. Torke, MD, MS - firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Fellowship Program Director
Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics
Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine
Scientist, Indiana University Center for Aging Research