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The bio-ethics academic track includes focused training and education on the ethics surrounding regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine practice. This academic track provides requisite background for anesthesiologists interested In assuming leadership positions in medical ethics throughout their career.

Academic Track Requirements

  • Certificate in Bio-Ethics and Medical Humanities: Each fellow who opts into the bio-ethics academic track is required to complete a two-semester certificate course in bio-ethics and medical humanities at Montefiore-Einstein.
  • New York-Houston Medical Ethics Consortium Fellowship Program: Each fellow will participate in this Fellowship program within the Division of Medical Ethics at Weill Cornell Medicine. 
  • Academic Project: Fellows enrolled in the bio-ethics academic track are expected to develop a clinical or research ethics project resulting in a lecture presentation, journal club, and possible publication with the faculty mentoring support.


Optional Intensive Course

Each fellow enrolled in the bio-ethics academic track has the option to attend a weeklong intensive course sponsored by Baylor University in Houston, Texas. This course reviews the basic elements involved in bio-ethics consultation, including approaches and strategies for dealing with complex clinical cases. In addition to theoretical learning, course attendees will observe the Bioethics Consultation Service at Baylor.


All incoming Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine (RA&APM) Fellows are eligible to apply for the bio-ethics academic track. Fellows will be contacted about this track and other track options before their start date. After an interview with the academic track director, one fellow will be chosen to participate in this specific academic track each year.


The Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management will cover tuition and costs associated with this academic track.


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