Criteria for Applicants

Applicants should posess an advanced degree in an academic or professional discipline with preference given to candidates with terminal degrees in bioethics, philosophy, medicine, behavioral sciences, law, social sciences, nursing, social work, religious studies, and other fields related to the practice of clinical and academic bioethics. Exceptional candidates with masters-level degrees may be considered. Candidates with a PhD in philosophy are strongly encouraged to apply.   

Candidates are also expected to possess strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, excellent oral and written communication skills, conflict resolution, organizational skills, as well as presentation and teaching skills.

Questions? Contact Fellowship Coordinator, Megan Cvitanovic (

Applying to the Clinical Ethics Fellowship

The Clinical Ethics Fellowship is currently accepting applications for a July 2022 start date. Rolling review of applications until January 2022. 

  • Application Process (Currently Open)
    • 1. Click here to access our application portal. 
      • Required Documents/Information:
      • CV
      • A cover letter
      • Contact information for three references
    • 2. Applications will be evaluated by the program’s director, assistant director, and current fellow.
    • 3. If selected for an interview, applicants will be contacted directly by the program coordinator, Megan Cvitanovic
    • 4. Final candidates must provide at least two writing samples/publications
    • Please note: Unfortunately due to Stanford Graduate Medical Education (GME) regulations, we cannot accept or review applications from prospective international fellows.

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