Rudin Medical Ethics & Humanities Fellowship
The Rudin Medical Ethics and Humanities Fellowship is an extension of the medical humanities and biomedical ethics education that medical students and trainees receive at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and NYU Langone Health. A component of the Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine, the fellowship supports learners with specialized research interests in the medical humanities and biomedical ethics.
About the Fellowship
The Rudin Fellowship funds innovative research projects that explore the medical humanities and bioethics in practice. These interdisciplinary fields are critical in identifying, understanding, and responding to complex issues in our healthcare system.
We encourage Rudin Fellows to pursue a wide scope of projects. Common overarching themes include the history of medicine; public health; literature and medicine; reflective and creative writing in medicine; the visual arts and medicine; medical education; physician wellbeing; health disparities; mental health; and end-of-life care.
Fellowship funds go toward proposals that involve original research studies, rigorous literature reviews, and creative projects. Below is a sampling of recent projects:
- A Picture of Health: Utilizing Street Art to Encourage New York’s Homeless Subpopulation to Access the NYC Free Clinic
- Medical Photography Exposed: A Scientific, Ethical, and Creative Assessment
- Melting the Plastic Ceiling: Advancing Women Leaders in Academic Plastic Surgery
- Self-Disclosure: A Narrative Journalism Podcast about Living and Working with Mental Illness
- Vaccine Refusal: Lessons from History, Mississippi, and a Path Forward
Rudin Fellows are mentored by NYU Grossman School of Medicine faculty who have expertise in the medical humanities and biomedical ethics. This is a unique opportunity to work one-on-one with leading scholars in these fields.
The 12-month Rudin Fellowship is open to all medical students and NYU Langone trainees—it starts in September. We also offer a Summer Rudin Fellowship for first-year students only, which runs from June through August, each year.
For the 12-month program, we typically accept 8 to 10 fellows and begin accepting applications in June. For the summer fellowship, we accept 2 to 3 fellows and start taking applications in February.
Rudin Fellows must meet various milestones throughout the program and produce a scholarly product, such as submitting a manuscript for publication to an academic journal or presenting research at a national conference. Our fellows are eligible to receive funding for project expenses, as well as a stipend, upon satisfactory completion of fellowship criteria.
The Rudin Fellowship is available to medical and graduate students, residents, and clinical fellows at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and NYU Langone Health. We do not accept outside applicants. You may not take time off to pursue the fellowship; it is completed concurrently with your other education and training.
For more information about the Rudin Medical Ethics and Humanities Fellowship, email Jordan Reif, MBE, program manager of the Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine, at email@example.com.