Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Research

6 January 2023

The Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program seeks applicants for its 2023 Summer Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research and its 2023-2024 Post-Baccalaureate Research Program.

Note that the deadline for the summer program is January 16; the deadline for the post-baccalaureate program is February 7.

Compensation is provided for both positions. The 10-week summer program places each student with a faculty mentor to work on a particular research project for the summer. In addition, students participate in a summer bioethics curriculum, which includes educational sessions on research methods and career development meetings with program faculty. The post-baccalaureate program includes many of these same elements, as well as a mentored “gap year” experience for students who work as research assistants on empirical bioethics projects. Visit their website for more information.

“The Biomedical Ethics Research Program at Mayo Clinic assesses and addresses difficult questions about right and wrong in medicine and biomedical science. Our faculty members conduct rigorous research, teach courses on biomedical ethics, and engage in policy discussions about ethical questions. As scientific discoveries are made and health care evolves, the values at stake in biomedical science and health care are contested and debated. The solutions to these debates are rarely straightforward; they involve complex trade-offs for scientists, clinicians and health care organizations. How such questions are answered strikes at the heart of what it means to conduct biomedical science and deliver health care with human decency and fairness. The Biomedical Ethics Research Program provides institutional and national leadership on ethical issues raised by translational research and the integration of new medical technologies into patient care. Our program, which was established in 2013, welcomes collaborations with investigators both inside and outside of Mayo Clinic who want to study the ethical implications of their research.”

poster describing the summer program opportunity