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Medical Ethics Program

Medical Ethics at NYMC

Earn a Masters of Science Degree, an Advanced Certificate    or Take Courses for Personal and Professional Interest

The program will have educational opportunities for a diverse student population, ranging from linkage-type students to senior executives, while still having a focused curriculum that fits with student interests. In addition to courses in clinical ethics and medical humanities, the program will also offer instruction in Jewish medical ethics and organizational ethics, and values-driven leadership in healthcare.

Medical Ethics Academic Calendar 2021-2022  

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Medical Ethics Spring Schedule 2022

Spring 2022 Academic Calendar

Registration for Spring 2022 begins on October 14, 2021

Spring Classes run January 24th 2022 - May 9th 2022

Spring Courses

6010 Sex and Gender Bias and Discrimination in Healthcare

6011 Pharmaceutical Ethics

6014 Ethics of Pandemic and Disaster Medicine

6016 Bioethics and the Holocaust

6017 Ethical Values of COVID


Students may earn a Master of Science degree in Medical Ethics or an Advanced Certificate in Medical Ethics. They may also enroll in courses for the sake of personal-professional development and self-edification as a non-matriculated student.


The M.S. degree and the Advanced Certificate goals & objectives are as follows:

Goal 1: To foster students’ development of competence as ethics scholars, including developing skills of ethical deliberation and implementing moral action strategies.

Objectives: Our first goal specifies an emphasis on training in the skills of ethics. The intent is for students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to understand, analyze, plan, and act on personal and professional values related to bioethics. We have three interrelated objectives that originate from this goal, that our students develop proficiency in:

  • Demonstrating awareness of the ethical, legal, and social implications of issues related to bioethics
  • Examining existing frameworks and challenging normative assumptions and expectations
  • Communicating one’s decision and moral action strategy to various stakeholders and parties

Goal 2: To foster students’ development of interest in the medical, scientific, social and humanities-based questions related to health.

Objectives: Our second goal is meant to promote self-directed and life-long learning. We have two interrelated objectives that originate from this goal, that our students develop proficiency in:

  • Demonstrating awareness of how language and culture influence the way people understand concepts such as health, wellness, and illness
  • Engaging in personal introspection into one’s attitudes, beliefs, opinions, and feelings about one’s own and others’ cultural and moral premises as they relate to health, wellness, and illness


Upon graduation, a student with an M.S. degree or an Advanced Certificate should be able to manifest the following core competencies:

  • Identify basic theories, concepts and models of medical ethics.
  • Develop the skills of ethical reasoning to reach ethically defensible resolutions.
  • Appreciate the ways in which ethical values are integral to the practice of medicine and health care delivery, both in the clinical encounter and from an organizational perspective.
  • Develop communication skills and implementation strategies to deal effectively with ethical issues.

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