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Title:  Clinical Ethics Fellow

Division:  Center for Medical Ethics and Health Pol
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  4235
Job Purpose

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.

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.

 

Job Duties

Our Fellowship Offers:

 

  • Comprehensive training in clinical ethics consultation,including the opportunity to observe and independently conduct ethics consultations for a high-volume Clinical Ethics Consultation Service (~450 consultations per year) at the Houston Methodist Hospital and its affiliates, including on-call duties.
  • 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.

 

Successful Completion of the Two-Year Fellowship Requires:

 

  • Independently conduct clinical ethics consultations..
  • Submit at least two-peer reviewed manuscripts.
  • Develop a research project directly related to clinical ethics.Lead a journal club, clinical case conference, and small group teaching for the MS1 ethics course..
  • Develop and deliver a Grand Rounds presentation..
  • Prepare a teaching portfolio..
  • Receive positive evaluations which indicate learning, research, and service milestones have been met.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Terminal post-graduate degree (JD, PhD, MD, or equivalent).
  • 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.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Training or experience in bioethics or clinical ethics preferred.
Other

Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine:
The Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy has 14 primary faculty members, 24 secondary faculty, 24 scholars, and 30 staff, housed on the main Baylor campus in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Our Center's faculty teach in the undergraduate and graduate medical education curricula, and a comprehensive graduate medical education curriculum in ethics, professionalism, and health policy. Center faculty are actively engaged in funded research supported by the NIH, PCORI, and private foundations. Our faculty have published more than 700 papers in the peer-reviewed scientific, clinical, and bioethics literature and have authored and edited several seminal books in bioethics. 
 

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.
 

Join us for an informational webinar about the Clinical Ethics Fellowship on Monday, September 21 at 2pm CST. Learn from our faculty and current fellows about the program, requirements, and daily life as a fellow. Register online here: https://bit.ly/CE-FellowshipWebinar. 
 

For more information and questions visit us at https://www.bcm.edu/academic-centers/medical-ethics-and-health-policy/education/clinical-ethics-fellowship.

 

 

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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