Summer Institute in Bioethics

Event time: 
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 8:30am to Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 8:00pm
Yale University See map New Haven, CT
Event description: 

Now in its 14th year, Yale’s Summer Institute in Bioethics is a unique and cherished program.  The Summer Institute is an intensive summer program for U.S. and international graduate students and professionals (with a select number of undergraduates) from varying disciplines. The program offers approximately 150-200 contact hours (depending on student preference).

Our impressive faculty infuse the program with their enthusiasm, energy, and expertise, presenting lectures and seminars on a wide range of topics including gene editing, “a good death,” environmental ethics and social justice, OneHealth, and patient-centered clinical ethics.    

This program is unparalleled in terms of:

  • The breadth, depth, and quality of bioethics topics discussed in lectures and seminars;
  • The faculty-to-participant ratio (our faculty nearly outnumber our participants);
  • The enthusiasm of our faculty;
  • The amount of personal growth one may experience when interacting with people from over 25 countries, from all continents across the globe.

Recent participants say:

  • “This is a program like none other!”
  • “These were the best two months of my life!”
  • “This was simply the best investment to help me fine-tune my career choices.”
  • “The diversity of participants and faculty made this summer truly unforgettable.”
  • “This programme is truly incredible!” 


The program is attended by those who wish to:

  • Understand how they can use bioethics (or bioethical arguments) in their current careers;
  • Further define their interests in bioethics before or after acquiring a Masters in Bioethics;
  • Expand bioethics in their home country;
  • See if a career in bioethics is right for them;
  • Develop deeper knowledge in bioethics to supplement their current career or studies, often within law, medicine, public health, philosophy, and other disciplines.

To learn more, and apply, please see our program page: