Clinical Bioethics Postdoctoral Fellowship

Posted October 26th 2023

The Ohio State University Center for Bioethics

Columbus, OH

Closing date
December 23rd 2023

The Center for Bioethics is home to a one-year clinical ethics fellowship designed to provide intensive training for individuals seeking to do bedside clinical ethics under expert supervision. Our trainees are exposed to inpatient and outpatient consults and help address policy and other healthcare related issues. The fellowship is competency and practice based, and strives to meet competencies as described by organizations such as the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities as well as the Association of Bioethics Program Directors.

The fellowship is currently focused on future physician leaders in clinical ethics but is open to non-physicians as well. Previous or concurrent advanced training in bioethics through graduate work or the equivalent is encouraged.

Fellowship Structure

Duration: 12 months, July 1 – June 30.
Time: The fellowship is designed to be full-time but offers some flexibility for providers who desire to maintain other clinical commitments. We require that Fellows commit to a minimum of 24 weeks in which ethics is their primary focus. Fellows develop an individual schedule in collaboration with fellowship leadership. Part-time options may be considered.
Applicants: A terminal postgraduate degree is required by the start of the fellowship. MD/DO/physician candidates are given preference, but non-physician applicants may apply.
Compensation: OSU GME PGY-4 rate

Fellowship Requirements

Completion of 3 graduate level Bioethics courses: End of Life Ethics (BIOETHC 7010), Clinical Bioethics (BIOETHC 6020), and Advanced Clinical Bioethics (BIOETHC 7000). The courses are offered in separate semesters and are eligible for tuition assistance benefits.
Attendance at weekly Ethics Case Conferences, monthly OSUWMC Ethics Committee meetings, and monthly Grand Rounds presentations. Fellows will be given the opportunity to present.
Routine availability for the Clinical Bioethics Consultation Service.
Opportunities for scholarship or service projects in bioethics.

2024-2025 Application Cycle

Applications are due December 20, 2023. Interviews will be held in January 2024 via Zoom.
The Center is currently unable to support fellows requiring visa sponsorship.
Please visit for more information and an application link.
Applicants may also send a CV, cover letter, and the names of two references to

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