- Provide excellent education in bioethics and medical humanities to students and professionals in the School of Medicine and throughout the University;
- Contribute outstanding research and scholarship to the world literature in bioethics and medical humanities;
- Provide local, regional, and national service to health professionals, policy makers, and the public;
- Promote international bioethical dialogue through research collaborations, training programs, and institutional partnerships
The Department of Bioethics offers many programs, including our highly successful Master of Arts program in Bioethics and Medical Humanities, which emphasizes the multi- and interdisciplinary nature of the field.
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The Medicine, Society, and Culture concentration provides students with a unique, interdisciplinary approach to exploring fundamental questions involving concepts of illness and well-being--and, in turn, how understanding of these terms varies across communities, countries, cultures, professions, and more.
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Around the world, ethical issues in medicine and the life sciences are addressed in different ways, reflecting different cultural traditions and social systems.