Healthcare Ethics Leadership Academy

The Healthcare Ethics Consortium (HEC) and the Emory University Center for Ethics are pleased to announce the 2018 Healthcare Ethics Leadership AcademyTM and Certficate.

Program Objectives

This 18-month certificate program is designed for physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, healthcare administrators, lawyers and other professionals who seek to enhance their knowledge and skills in healthcare ethics. Participants may, for example, plan to deepen their involvement on an ethics committee or ethics consultation service, be engaged in patient care where ethical issues are commonly confronted, desire to explore health policy concerns, or have a deep interest in a focused area of healthcare ethics.

Participants will receive approximately 40 hours of classroom teaching in Clinical Ethics beginning in the Fall of 2018.  The program will provide a foundation for the further study of bioethics and graduate level academic credit may be available if the participant enrolls in the Master of Arts in Bioethics program at a later date.  A Healthcare Ethics Leadership Certificate will be awarded upon completion of the program.

Program Goals

 Program Components 

 Mentors will provide oversight and review of participants’ readings and projects.  The bioethics course will be taught by Emory University Center for Ethics faculty. 

 Past Academy Participants

Past program participants have worked on diverse projects including: barriers and solutions to advance directives in one community; evaluating the efficacy of a new palliative care service; transforming ethics service in one health system; end of life care and faith communities; the ethics of genetic screening for sickle cell.  Several participants have deepened their leadership role in ethics.

Application/Statement of Interest

Enrollment in this leadership class is limited.  Please complete the Statement of Interest form (at website below) and submit by July 15, 2018.  We encourage applicants to discuss participation with institutional leaders and to have a letter of support for participation from leadership as a part of your submission.

You will be notified of your acceptance into the program no later than August 1, 2018.  We anticipate scheduling a first meeting of the Academy at the end of August or early September and will work with participants to identify a meeting date.


Tuition is $6,000.  Tuition will be discounted to $5,000 for individuals employed by a HEC member organization.  A group discount for two or more participants may be available. A deposit of $1,000 is due by August 15, 2018.  The balance is due by September 1, 2018.  Tuition includes registration at two HEC workshops/roundtables, two HEC annual conferences and participation in the course. 

Cancellation Policy

Written notification of cancellation must be received prior to the first Academy meeting in August or early September 2018 in order to receive a partial refund of tuition.  The deposit of $1,000 will be deducted from the refund.  In extenuating circumstances, the tuition may be transferred to pay for another participant from an institution.

Faculty Contact:

For more information:


Telephone: 404.727.9533
outside the U.S., dial +1-404-727-9533

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