Center for Biomedical Ethics & Humanities

The UVA Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities is a diverse interprofessional community of scholars, teachers, and practitioners whose interests in the human dimensions of illness, health, and health care bridge clinical and social sciences, arts and humanities, ethics and law, philosophy and religion.

Our mission is to demonstrate the complementary nature of our disciplines while furthering their productive integration and application in the classroom and clinic, at the bedside, and in the community.

The center offers ethics and humanities education for medical students, residents, and faculty in many different formats and venues.  In addition, center faculty teach graduate and undergraduate courses in biomedical ethics and humanities across a number of UVA schools and programs.  

Janice Park Has Been A Prolific Medical Student—In Film

As she finishes her fourth year as a Hook Scholar, Janice calls it a wrap on her second educational film.
Check Out Her Story and Video

2019 Hook Scholars

The Center's 2019 Hook Scholars (named for longtime Department of Medicine Chair, Edward W. Hook) are Lydia Prokosch, Brigette Torrise, and Adrienne Doebrich.
Learn about their summer projects

HEALTH CARE ETHICS CONSULTATION PRACTICE-BASED INTENSIVE TRAINING FRIDAY, MAY 3 TO MONDAY, MAY 6, 2019

This intensive 4-day training program is designed for practicing health care professionals who wish to develop healthcare ethics consultation knowledge and skills and as a refresher/preparation course for consultants pursuing Healthcare Ethics Consultation Certification (HEC-C) from the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH).
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Help us in our continuing efforts to demonstrate the complementary nature of our disciplines while furthering their productive integration and application in the classroom and clinic, at the bedside, and in the community.

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