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M.S. in Medical Ethics

The Graduate Medical Ethics Program in the School of Medicine is New York Medical College's newest degree program.

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree and certificate in Medical Ethics at New York Medical College provide students with rigorous methodological and substantive training to confront medical ethics issues in the real world. The programs will offer courses that use historical, philosophical, legal and social-scientific approaches and models to address bioethical challenges. The programs emphasize clinical medical ethics, compassionate care, religio-cultural competence, ethical implications pertaining to emerging technologies, and the different notions of justice that influence ideas of public health.   It is also the only program in the country to offer a concentration in Jewish medical ethics. 

This program is targeted to medical students, health professional students and practicing health care providers who are interested in expanding his/ her training in this area.  Students will also be prepared to pursue further graduate work in health sciences or in fields such as history, philosophy, or anthropology, as well as law. The program is also of interest to rabbinical students who want to work in chaplaincy or in a medical setting.

Ira Bedzow, Ph.D., is the director of the Masters of Science (M.S.) in Medical Ethics program. Dr. Bedzow holds a Ph.D. in Religion from Emory University, a Master of Arts degree from University of Chicago, a Master of Arts degree from the Touro College Graduate School of Jewish Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University. He is an ordained Orthodox rabbi (Yoreh Yoreh and Yaddin Yaddin) and the Senior Scholar at the Aspen Center for Social Values.

Ira Bedzow, Ph.D.
Director of M.S. in Medical Ethics
(914) 594-3956