Enhance Your Education

The Medical Ethics and Humanities Certificate* at NEOMED can be earned while pursuing your medicine or pharmacy degree. This nine-credit program, which can be acquired in nine months to two years is ideal for the busy student or health care professional who wished to combine clinical practice with ethics consultation, education and research. Students take coursework in the areas of ethical, social and legal issues facing professionals in the health sciences.

Earn Your Medical Ethics & Humanities Certificate

M.D. and Pharm.D. students, you only need 9-10 credits to complete this program.

Advance your career opportunities by understanding the local and global concerns affecting health care professionals and institutions.

Gain new philosophical and psychosocial perspectives.

How to Apply
Special Requirements

Bachelor’s degree

Application Deadline

May 1

Who Should Apply?

The NEOMED Bioethics Certificate Program* is designed for health care professionals and students who have the desire to explore ethical issues in the clinical and community settings through the lens of ethical theory and narrative-driven humanities. It is ideal for the busy health care professional or student who wishes to combine clinical practice with ethics consultation, education and research.

Application Eligibility Guidelines

NEOMED recommends that each Bioethics Certificate applicant:

  • Have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree
  • Have at least a 3.0 for undergraduate coursework
  • Exhibit a strong desire to enroll in ethics and humanities coursework
  • Be a U.S citizen/U.S. permanent resident (latter must submit documentation of status during application process)

Required Application Materials

Each Bioethics Certificate application should include:

  • Completed online application
  • $90 application fee
  • Updated CV containing contact information, education, employment, scholarly activities, and licensure (if applicable)
  • Personal statement (Why are you an ideal candidate? Why do you want to earn a certificate in bioethics?)
  • Letter of Good Academic Standing (applicable to students and residents; letter must be sent by academic institution/residency director)
  • One letter of recommendation


Letters of recommendation and letter of good academic standing cannot be submitted through the online application process and must be submitted directly to the Office of Enrollment Services.

*Formerly the Bioethics Certificate. Curriculum will remain unaltered.


Phil Jenkinson
Phone: 330.325.6501

Medical Ethics & Humanities Certificate

College of Graduate Studies