The Division of Medical Ethics at Weill Cornell Medicine fellowship is part of the New York-Houston Medical Ethics Consortium. This consortium brings together Weill Cornell Medical College, the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, Houston Methodist Hospital, and Baylor College of Medicine. This consortium provides fellows with an outstanding opportunity in clinical and research ethics by drawing upon transcontinental expertise and varied practice settings. Fellows learn from distinguished faculty and each other through various joint activities: video-conferenced seminar series, case conferences, and journal clubs; visiting observerships at consortium hospitals; and retreats in Houston and New York. In addition, the program provides fellows with the clinical experience, training, and education required to become experts in clinical ethics consultation and prepares them for academic careers in medical ethics.
Directed by Joseph J. Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P., the fellowship is a rare opportunity for uniquely qualified individuals to participate in the Ethics program at this Ivy-League medical college located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Our established program is home to 6 full-time and 30+ plus adjunct faculty from a range of disciplines with nationally recognized expertise in numerous areas including: neuroethics, research ethics, end-of-life decision-making, advance directives, clinical ethics consultation, the unrepresented patient, ethics education, the ethics of molecular and reproductive medicine, feminist ethics, and disability ethics. Our high-volume ethics consultation service serves the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. This setting, plus the collaboration with faculty at Houston Methodist Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine offers a unique opportunity to interact with, and benefit from, a particularly large and diverse faculty and patient population.