Bioethics & Professionalism (BP)
|Dept. Contact||William Schmilke|
|Department:||Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics & Health Policy|
|Course Title:||Honors Program in Bioethics & Professionalism Capstone Elective|
|No. of Students:||25-30|
|Supervisor:||Katherine Wasson, PhD, MPH; Mark Kuczewski, PhD|
|Periods Offered:||During the fourth year with prior agreement from the instructors|
|Prerequisite:||Completed the Honors Program in Bioethics & Professionalism|
|Special Note:||Students must obtain prior acceptance by the course instructors and any other faculty advisors with which the student will need to work to complete the elective.|
Honors students in Bioethics and Professionalism complete a capstone research project during their second and third years in medical school. These projects can be conceptual, empirical, pedagogical, or service oriented in nature. All honors students are required to prepare an academic level poster (or equivalent) of their work and present it to faculty and other students at the end of their third year. This new fourth year elective provides an opportunity for honors students to learn how to prepare and submit their work for publication.
|Method of Evaluation:||
Students will meet with their faculty advisors mid-course for feedback and be required to produce a detailed outline or draft of their paper. By the end of this elective, the student will have the final paper completed, a specific journal identified for submission and the paper will be formatted according to that journal’s specifications. Faculty will assess whether the student has fulfilled these requirements. The course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.