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, serve as a resource 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. It is highly recommended that applicants have a background in a clinical setting.
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 (late August – late May) plus additional time for ethics consultation, completion of reading assignments and the scholarly project. The core activities of the fellowship include:
Application to the fellowship is competitive. The online application process includes your CV or resume, brief narrative essays, a letter of support from the applicant’s immediate supervisor with permission of time protection during the course of the fellowship, one letter of recommendation from an individual other than the supervisor, and interviews with Fairbanks Center faculty.
Applications for the 2021-2022 Fairbanks Fellowship in Clinical Ethics are now closed.
Applications for 2022-2023 Fellowship will open in February 2022.