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Programs Offered in 2018

Yale’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics offers a number of educational programs throughout the year.   In the summer of 2018, we will offer two programs:

  • Foundations of Bioethics

This four-day program is scheduled for June 4-8, 2018, with an option to attend the June 9th visit to The Hastings Center.  Please click here to learn about program goals, schedule, registration, and payment.

  • The Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in Bioethics

    This 7-week program is scheduled for June 1 through July 21st, 2018.  The 2018 Program Page lists seminars, lectures, and faculty

Why Attend?

Now in its 13th year, Yale’s Summer Institute in Bioethics is a unique and cherished program.  The Summer Institute is an intensive summer program for U.S. and international graduate students and professionals (with a select number of undergraduates) from varying disciplines. The program offers approximately 150-200 contact hours (depending on student preference).

Our impressive faculty infuse the program with their enthusiasm, energy, and expertise, presenting lectures and seminars on a wide range of topics including gene editing, “a good death,”   environmental ethics and social justice, OneHealth, and patient-centered clinical ethics.    

This program is unparalleled in terms of:

  • The breadth, depth, and quality of bioethics topics discussed in lectures and seminars;

  • The faculty-to-participant ratio (our faculty nearly outnumber our participants);

  • The enthusiasm of our faculty;

  • The amount of personal growth one may experience when interacting with people from over 25 countries, from all continents across the globe.

Recent participants say:

  • “This is a program like none other!”

  • “These were the best two months of my life!”

  • “This was simply the best investment to help me fine-tune my career choices.”

  • “The diversity of participants and faculty made this summer simply unforgettable.”


The program is attended by those who wish to:

  • Understand how they can use bioethics (or bioethical arguments) in their current careers;

  • Further define their interests in bioethics before or after acquiring a Masters in Bioethics;

  • Expand bioethics in their home country;

  • See if a career in bioethics is right for them;

  • Develop deeper knowledge in bioethics to supplement their current career or studies, often within law, medicine, public health, philosophy, and other disciplines.

Would you like to speak to a recent alum to learn more about the program and how it may benefit you? Contact Director) and we will connect you.

Learn more here!