Rudin Medical Ethics & Humanities Fellowship
The interdisciplinary fields of medical humanities and biomedical ethics are now integral to the day-to-day practice of medicine and to medical education. They aid in identifying and responding to complex problems in the healthcare system—from communication and policy to health disparities and social justice.
The Rudin Medical Ethics and Humanities Fellowship, a component of the Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine, supports medical trainees at NYU School of Medicine—including medical and graduate students, residents, and clinical fellows—who have research interests in medical humanities and biomedical ethics.
About the Fellowship
Rudin fellows pursue yearlong independent research projects under the mentorship of NYU School of Medicine faculty members who are experts in medical humanities or biomedical ethics. The competitive fellowship provides a valuable opportunity to work alongside leading scholars in these fields.
The Rudin fellowship supports innovative projects that explore the role of medical humanities and ethics in medical education, research, activism, patient care, and physician self-care. Proposals broadly interpreting this theme and involving original research studies, rigorous literature reviews, and creative projects are all welcome.
Applications are accepted every summer. The 12-month fellowship begins on September 1. Appropriate project-related expenses are typically covered in full. The fellowship cannot be used for academic credit; fellows receive a stipend upon satisfactory completion of the fellowship year.
Below is a sampling of recent projects:
- Ethical Dilemmas Experienced by a Bellevue Hospital Emergency Medicine Intern
- High Touch Healthcare: The Power of Human Connection to Save Lives, Prevent Illness, and Transform a Broken System
- Medical Photography Exposed: A Scientific, Ethical, and Creative Assessment
- Self-Disclosure: A Narrative Journalism Podcast about Living and Working with Mental Illness
- Vaccine Refusal: Lessons from History, Mississippi, and a Path Forward
For more information about the Rudin Medical Ethics and Humanities Fellowship, email Katie Grogan Maullon, DMH, associate director of the Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine, at firstname.lastname@example.org.