The Children's Mercy Center for Bioethics offers the only pediatric bioethics certificate program in the world. Students will become knowledgeable in pediatric bioethical issues such as the role of ethics committees, ethics consultations, futility and moral distress, end-of-life decisions, research ethics, and much more. See a map representing students' places of origin.
The nine-month course begins in September and includes an intensive three-day weekend in Kansas City. For the rest of the year, students and faculty discuss assigned readings online and via conference calls and webinars. The program uses the online learning community CourseSites and the webinar program WebEx. Technology requirements include access to a web cam and audio capabilities to be involved in the webinars.
Applying for Course
The 2014-2015 class is now accepting applications. Tuition for 2014-2015 is $7,750. Applicants must cover travel expenses to Kansas City for the opening and closing sessions in September (Sept. 11-13) and mid-May (dates TBD) and the cost of books. View the application now. Applications due March 1, 2014.
Scholarships for Clinicians in Developing Countries
We have a limited number of scholarships for students in developing countries. In addition to sending in the program application and CV, scholarship applicants should send in two letters of recommendation and a one-page essay describing their interest in pediatric bioethics. View the attached flier for more information. Applications due March 1, 2014.
About Kansas City
Kansas City is a vibrant metropolitan area. The Children's Mercy Bioethics Centerent is located in the Crown Center District and is connected to two adjacent hotels – the Crown Center Westin and the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. Children's Mercy Hospital offers a discounted rate for our students to both hotels.