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Ethics Education


The Center of Bioethics and Medical Humanities is the locus for developing and implementing ethics and professionalism education for a wide variety of students at UMMC. Patrick Hopkins is continuing his work in developing and teaching a comprehensive ethics education program for medical students, with distinct curriculum-relevant content and skills training for M1, M2, M3, and M4 classes. M1 and M2 modules have already been instituted. M4 electives have also been taught. M3 and Residency modules are being developed for the future.


The centerĀ is committed to the Jackson and wider Mississippi community in providing interesting, informative, and valuable programs in ethics, medical humanities, medical law, and the arts. We have various programs throughout the year that are open to the public, but our staff and faculty also go around the state to give talks, demonstrations, art exhibits, health exhibits, and to gather your opinions and stories. We would be happy to work with you and your organization to provide speakers, develop topics, or whatever you need.

Continuing education

The center provides a variety of certified, flexible, and tailored continuing education opportunities for professionals of all types - physicians, nurses, lawyers, clergy, psychologists, counselors, and teachers. These CE opportunities are geared to be not only informative, but interesting, fun, practical, and modifiable for your needs. Contact us to find out more.

Digital certificates

The center offers a variety of online digital certificate training programs that can enhance your resume, your knowledge, and your professional status.


The center is a portal for a variety of online ethics and medical humanities education modules and resources that you may find interesting and informative.