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Several interested UNC Hospital Residents, with support from the UNC Hospitals Ethics Committee and Center for Bioethics, have developed an Interest Group devoted to the practical ethical issues that residents and fellows encounter during their training. Dr. Rimma Osipov, along with Center faculty members Jean Cadigan and Arlene Davis, are advisors to the group. Resident leadership includes Dr Joanne Alfred, Dr. Rohit Jaswaney, and Dr. Nicholas Ma. UNC residents and fellows interested in learning more about the Interest Group, and those who wish to be added to Dr. Alfred’s email updates on events of interest, should contact Dr. Joanne Alfred at

Residents and fellows interested in more immersive engagement with practical ethics issues may wish to consider the Resident Ethics Elective which is adaptable to any of our residency programs. Elective length can vary between 2 to 6 weeks. Dr. Rimma Osipov is the faculty advisor for the elective. For more information on the elective, please contact  Please reach out at least 4 weeks prior to planned elective time.

The Hospital Ethics Committee also has appointed members who are residents and fellows. Some of these residents also become resident members of the Lead Consultant Group within the Clinical Ethics Service. For more information on the appointment process and HEC membership, please contact Bex Forcier at


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