Distance (Web-
          Based) Learning

 "Ethics for Lunch"

          Video Presentations  
  Stem Cells
  Terri Schiavo
  Affirmative Action
  Decisional Capacity

  Ethics of Genetics
          in Research

  Current Issues in
          Research Ethics

  Medical Student

          Student Courses


          Student Publications  
  Columbia Journal of


Medical Student Courses

As part of the 4th year elective series for students at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Ruth Fischbach, along with a group of expert faculty from Columbia University Medical Center, leads an intensive one month course on biomedical ethics. Students present individual papers and lead the class with a faculty advisor in a discussion of current and contentious issues facing contemporary physicians and patients. Past topics have included Professionalism in Medicine, Organ Transplantation, Clinical Trials and the Pharmaceutical Industry, Medical Errors, End-of-life issues, Health Disparities, Patient Autonomy, Boundary Violations, issues in Reproductive Technologies, Stem Cell and Cloning Research, and Genetics.
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