The ethics curriculum prepares students to address ethical questions and utilize appropriate skills and ethical principles. The Ethics thread centers around the five pillars of truth, loyalty, choice, confidentiality, and professional integrity.

Thread director: Scott Mead, MD

Phase 1

  • Principles and Approach to ethical problems
  • Confidentiality
  • Rationing
  • Reproductive ethics
  • Pediatric and adolescent ethics
  • Advance care planning and capacity
  • Public health ethics
  • Informed consent
  • Research ethics
  • Shared decision making
  • Empathy skills
  • Abuse reporting
  • Conflicts of interest with industry

Phase 2

  • Pediatric and adolescent ethics
  • Capacity/surrogate decision making
  • Advance care Planning
  • Rationing in emergencies
  • Abuse screening/reporting
  • Brain death, transplant
  • Palliative care
  • Futility
  • Unanticipated outcomes