Ethics in Undergraduate Medical Education

Meet the ethical challenges facing health care providers today

Dalhousie Medical School's undergraduate medical education (UGME) program is an integrated, case-based learning curriculum. Ethics is tightly integrated into the Professional Competencies unit in the pre-clinical years and in the PIER (Position – Integration – Evaluation – Research/Review) program during clerkship.

Learn more here:

Ethics in the Professional Competencies unit

Ethics in Clerkship

Bioethics Electives in Med 1 and Med 2

Bioethics Electives in Phase 4 Clerkship

Research in Medicine program

Ethics in the Medical Sciences program courses

Student initiatives

Department members are always happy to hear from students about their self-organized interest groups, and have contributed ethics perspectives to student groups in areas such as global health, Aboriginal health, physician industry relations and assisted dying.

Contact the specific faculty member from whom you would like assistance, or Dr. Lynette Reid at

For informal enquiries, please contact the Department of Bioethics Secretary.