The goal of the Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies Fellowship program is to stimulate interest in ethical, cultural, aesthetic, and social dimensions of health, disease, and healing by inviting first year medical students to develop and submit original proposals relating to humanities and medicine. Students may work on projects in North Carolina, or they may use the Fellowship as an opportunity to do a project elsewhere in the United States or abroad.
Proposals are awarded on a competitive basis. Student Fellows have the summer between their 1st and 2nd year to develop and complete their Fellowship. At the conclusion of their projects, Fellows give a public presentation; participate in Brody's Medical Research Day Poster Session; submit a paper suitable for publication (or other artifact, if appropriate, such as a video); and participate in ECU's Graduate Research Week.