A new clinical ethics elective joins the TEC Individualization Phase curriculum this spring. It offers medical students an opportunity to focus their interests in clinical ethics on a particular practice area, using mentorship, scholarly readings, and practical experience with the hospital ethics committee to gain practical experience and sharpen their skills in ethical reasoning. The elective has been developed by a new member of the Hospital Ethics Committee, Dr. Liz Sonntag.
Dr. Sonntag is a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellow who completed her undergraduate specialization in Bioethics and Humanities before moving on to medical school where she served two terms on the American Medical Associations Bioethics Committee. She recently finished Fellowship at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago where she also served as an ethics consultant. Arlene Davis, Center faculty member and Director of Clinical Ethics Services at UNC Health Care, serves as faculty for this elective.
Course listing number: SOCM 412