Bioethics Center

Certificate in Clinical Bioethics

Course Description

The nine-month program teaches bioethics through the lens of medicine, law, and narrative. Alongside academic coursework, the course incorporates a clinical skills component that allows course participants to learn -- and be assessed in -- clinical competencies in preparation for real-life consultations in medical settings. Upon completion of the program, participants will have the critical tools needed to analyze and assess ethics cases, participate in ethics consultations, and serve on hospital ethics committees. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Certificate in Clinical Bioethics.



Lyn Weiss, M.D.
Chair and Program Director
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Chair Ethics Committee
Nassau University Medical Center


Tuition for the nine-month Bioethics Certificate course is $6,900.

Payment Plans Available!

Please contact Student Financial Services at 516-463-8000 or visit our Payment Plans page.

Continuing Education Credits

The cost of the program includes both Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Medical Education credits.


Who Should Apply?

Our students include physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers, clergy, hospital administrators, lawyers, judges, law and medical students, and other professionals who would benefit from a foundation in clinical bioethics.

Application Process

To apply, please submit a current resume or CV and a completed application form.

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Course Directors

Professor Janet L. Dolgin


Jack and Freda Dicker Distinguished
Professor of Health Care Law
Director, Institute for Health Law and Policy
Professor, Department of Science Education, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Co-Director, Hofstra University Bioethics Center

Phone: 516-463-5873 | Fax: 516-463-0480 | Email

Dr. Samuel Packer


Chair Emeritus, Department of Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Chair, Medical Ethics, Northwell Health
Co-Director, Hofstra University Bioethics Center

Phone: 516-470-5840 | Fax: 516-465-8438 | Email

Renee McLeod-Sordjan


Professor of Nursing
Chair of Nursing Program
Program Director, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care
Director of Ethics Consulting Services, Northwell Health
Course Director, Hofstra University Bioethics Certificate Course

Phone: 516-463-7479 | Email

Michelle Wallace


Senior Executive Secretary of the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy/Coordinator Bioethics Certificate Course

Phone: 516-463-6103 | Fax: 516-463-9554 | Email