General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program
General Internal Medicine fellows complete a two to three year fellowship program preparing them for careers in health services research. In the first year, fellows pursue a rigorous core curriculum in biostatistics, epidemiology and the fundamentals of health services research while working closely with faculty to develop an individualized program of study and initiate a research project based on their own interests. The second-third year emphasis is on completing, presenting and publishing their research. Coursework can lead to a Master’s degree in Public Policy or Public Health Sciences. Major research opportunities span faculty interests including vulnerable populations, health disparities, quality of care & outcomes, cost-effectiveness, mental health, obesity and diabetes. Weekly conferences showcase the developing research projects of fellows, and faculty mentors from the Department of Medicine and the social sciences help scholars focus and refine their research.
Questions about the fellowship program should be directed to the Program Director:
Deborah Burnet, MD, MA, Chief, Section of General Internal Medicine, The University of Chicago
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2007, Chicago, Illinois, 60637
Co-Director: Marshall Chin, MD, MPH
MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
The MacLean for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago is the oldest, largest, and most successful clinical ethics fellowship program in the world. Dr. Mark Siegler, the Founding Director of the MacLean Center, created the first clinical ethics fellowship in the nation in 1981. Since then, the MacLean Center faculty members have trained more than 375 fellows, many of whom have gone on to direct their own ethics programs. While most fellows are physicians, we also welcome those interested in clinical medical ethics from any discipline, including philosophy, theology, nursing, law, and the social sciences. The MacLean Center, with more than 40 faculty members from many disciplines, provides an outstanding setting for training in clinical medical ethics.
The fellowship training program begins with a unique five week, full-time Summer Intensive that offers 90 seminars/lectures in July and early August. During the Summer Intensive, fellows attend 3-4 seminars daily. From September to June, fellows meet one day a week for a structured ethics curriculum including Topics in Clinical Medical Ethics, Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Bioethics, and Ethics, Law and Medicine. With faculty supervision, fellows participate actively in a busy ethics consultation service. Faculty mentors assist fellows as they design and carry out research projects. While most fellows are physicians, we welcome those interested in medical ethics from any perspective, including philosophy, nursing, and the social sciences. There is no tuition fee for the fellowship and participants in the part-time fellowship program do not receive a stipend.
For more information about the application process, the fellowship curriculum, and our former and current fellows, please visit: http://macleanethics.uchicago.edu/fellowship/overview/