Postdoctoral Associate - Clinical Ethics Fellowship Program

Posted August 22nd 2023

Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Houston, TX

The Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston Methodist Biomedical Ethics Program are seeking applicants for our full-time clinical ethics fellowship.

This competitive 2-year program offers the opportunity to train with the Center’s nationally renowned faculty and staff who lead premier Clinical Ethics Consultation Services at adult private hospital systems in the Texas Medical Center.

The fellowship offers a competitive stipend, excellent benefits, and opportunities for continued professional development. Our fellow will develop the skills, knowledge, and experience to make them a strong candidate for positions in clinical ethics and academic bioethics. Our program supports fellows as they prepare for the HEC-C exam. The Center cultivates a culture of intentionality, respect, inclusivity, and collaboration. We are reflective and mindful of issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all interactions with one another.

For more information about Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, visit our program website.

Applications must be received by Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

Primary duties and responsibilities:
• Receive comprehensive training in clinical ethics consultation, including independently conducting ethics consultations for a high-volume Clinical Ethics Consultation Service (≈380 consultations per year) at the Houston Methodist Hospital
• Participation in Biomedical Ethics Committee at Houston Methodist Hospital
• Participation in educational activities related to our undergraduate and graduate medical curricula, including Baylor College of Medicine’s award-winning Medical Ethics Pathway
• Preparation and delivery of presentations on clinical ethics-related topics for clinical audiences
• Preparation of original research and scholarship
• Participation in Center events
• Participation with the New York-Houston Medical Ethics Consortium

Minimum Qualifications
• Education required: Terminal post-graduate degree (JD, PhD, MD, DO, or equivalent).
• Experience required: Not Required.
• Certification/License/Registration: Not Required.

Preferred Qualifications
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Strong organizational skills, working both independently and collaboratively to achieve mission goals.
• Strong presentation and teaching skills.
• Training or experience in medical ethics or clinical ethics.
• Exceptional analytical skills.

How to Apply
Those interested in this position should submit a resume and cover letter indicating their desire to be considered. Please apply at:

Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Salary: $56,484 plus healthcare insurance and other benefits.

Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine is recognized as one of the nation’s premier academic health science centers and is known for excellence in education, research, healthcare, and community service. Located in the heart of the world’s largest medical center, Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational, healthcare and research institutions.

Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty, and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care.

The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy is comprised of 20 primary faculty members, 34 secondary faculty, 27 scholars, and over 35 fellows and staff, housed on the main Baylor campus in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

Houston Methodist Hospital System
Houston Methodist comprises a leading academic medical center in the Texas Medical Center and six community hospitals serving the Greater Houston area. Each hospital is staffed by committed personnel who exemplify our values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence.

New York – Houston Medical Ethics Consortium
The fellowship is part of the New York-Houston Medical Ethics Consortium, which brings together Houston Methodist Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. This consortium aims to provide fellows with an outstanding opportunity in clinical and research ethics by drawing on transcontinental expertise and varied practice settings.

About Houston
Houston is one of the most racially, ethnically, and internationally diverse cities in the United States and supports world class cultural institutions – such as the Alley Theater, the Menil Collection and Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Ballet, the Houston Grand Opera, and the Houston Symphony – five professional sports teams, and cuisines from around the world. Houston and its suburbs offer a wide range of affordable housing and family-oriented programs and activities.

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