Deadline: December 23, 2014

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The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) seeks applications for its 2015 medical fellowships. FASPE Medical, a component of a larger program that works with students in various fields, uses the conduct of doctors and other medical professionals during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive course of study on bioethics. FASPE is predicated upon the power of place, and in particular the first-hand experience of visiting Auschwitz and traveling through Germany and Poland where Fellows study the past, connecting to it like no classroom-based course can, and consider how to apply the lessons of history as they confront the ethical challenges of today.

Fellowships include travel from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz), where Fellows work with leading faculty to examine ethics and history. Seminar topics include: the relationship between state authority and medicine, moral status, patient rights and physician obligations, euthanasia/physician assisted suicide, research ethics; and the challenges of working with limited resources.

The 2015 program will run from Sunday, June 14 to Thursday, June 25. Fellowships cover all program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food.

Completed applications must be received by December 23, 2014. Award notifications will be emailed by February 1. (In previous years students have earned elective credit for the FASPE trip.)

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