Clinical Ethics Training Program

The Clinical Ethics Training Program, established in 1987 with a grant from the Vira I. Heinz Endowment, integrates clinical training in bioethics into the third- and fourth-year curricula of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and into postgraduate training. The methods of instruction emphasize a case-oriented clinical approach, rounds, and case conferences, all supplemented by didactic teaching techniques.

The program integrates clinical ethics into the third-year clerkships in medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, and surgery. And a month-long elective in clinical medical ethics is available for fourth-year medical students.