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.
For our current cohort, we welcomed students from across the U.S., as well as Argentina, Ethiopia, Ireland, Malaysia, and Pakistan who will complete requirements for the Children's Mercy Bioethics Center's Certificate Program in Pediatric Bioethics from September 2023 to May 2024. These students have begun the program with a hybrid format opening session in September 2023, both in-person at our Children's Mercy Research Institute and remotely from across the globe, and are now participating in weekly discussions and program-specific webinars. The program will conclude with a meeting in May 2024 where they will present papers and final projects summarizing the research or capstone project they completed during the program.
We are now accepting applications for our 2024-25 cohort. The Opening Session will be held Sept. 12-14, 2024 and Closing Session will be held May 15-17, 2025 at Children's Mercy Kansas City. Our program priority application deadline is January 15, 2024. We will continue to accept applications until full.