Medical School Curriculum
Topics in bioethics are integrated into the curriculum at all levels. The Third Year Medical Humanities Study Program offers a multidisciplinary opportunity for third-year medical students to develop and complete research projects that explore topics in medical history, ethics, theology, and other fields within the medical humanities.
Bioethics Interest Group
In addition to coursework, interested first-year medical students meet one Friday a month at noon over lunch to discuss topics in bioethics of their choosing. Discussions are led by a faculty member expert in the topic and the series is convened by Gopal Sreenivasan. Recent topics include:
- Ventilator Rationing in a Pandemic Scenario - Gopal Sreenivasan
- Pediatric decision-making at the end of life - Ray Barfield
- Ethics of VIPs in hospital - Phil Rosoff
- Chinese medicine and cultural difference - Nicole Barnes
- Autism and diagnosis creep - Jeff Baker
- Future of health care reform - Peter Ubel
- Ethics of gene editing - Misha Angrist
- Reproductive ethics - Anne Lyerly (UNC)
Science & Society
Duke Science & Society provides educational offerings through which students examine many complex issues in science, technology, ethics, and policy. Among these opportunities is a Master of Arts in Bioethics & Science Policy.