Clinical Training in Applied Ethics


 Call for applications: Clinical Ethics Fellowship at Providence Health Care/ the Provincial Health Service Authority 


The Ethics Fellowship is a joint venture between Providence Health Care (PHC) and Provincial Health Service Authority (PHSA). It is a unique opportunity for hands on experience and training in clinical ethics. It is a program designed for graduate or post-graduate students interested in a career in clinical ethics. It begins as a seminar class with formal instruction in clinical ethics, and carries on for one year of practical training in health care settings. 

The successful applicant for the PHC/PHSA Ethics Fellowship will complete a 1-year part time Fellowship at the above named healthcare organizations. The fellowship is 12 hrs/wk (days and times flexible based on department and consult needs), and the fellow will spend 6 months at each organization and across the various sites. Training activities during the Fellowship will involve: 

o Bi-weekly ethics seminar covering a diverse bioethics curriculum 

o Participation in Interdisciplinary Rounds 

o Ethics consultation and documentation 

o Policy review and development 

o Organizing and conducting teaching session (s) for residents/ fellows/ nurses 

o Completion of an ethics related manuscript or research project 

o Presentation (s) at “Ethics for Lunch” 

o Participation in Ethics Advisory Forum/ Ethics committee meetings 

o Assistance and support with accreditation activities 

o Assistance and support with ethics education conference 

o Development of “Ethics case of the month” 


o PhD Candidates/students within 1-2 years of completion of their degree in an ethics or related program of study; or have a Master’s Degree in ethics, philosophy, or moral theology (or equivalent) plus three (3) years recent related clinical experience. Other candidates with a demonstrated interest and commitment to working in ethics may be considered. 


o Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing 

o Team focus and demonstrated excellence in interpersonal relationships 

o Ability to teach and work in multidisciplinary teams 

o Training in, or commitment to training in, Indigenous Cultural Competency in the healthcare setting 

Successful candidates are those that have flexibility in their schedule to attend different learning opportunities, and those with a strong commitment to working in clinical ethics. 


Fellows receive an hourly rate $29 for up to 12 hours per week. To apply please send a cover letter and up to date CV to Ravi Brar:

The anticipated start date for the fellowship is May 2023.