New York City | June 19-30, 2017

Global Bioethics, Human Rights & Public Policy

Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI), in collaboration with New York Medical College, invite students and professionals worldwide to attend the International Bioethics Summer School hosted by Pace University, College of Health Professions, Manhattan Campus. Join us for this one-of-a-kind educational opportunity!


Pace University, College of Health Professions, NYC Campus, Downtown Manhattan, see Map


The International Bioethics Summer School Program includes a series of lectures and seminars, field trips, film screenings, and evening events with guest speakers. Click here for information about the 2016 summer program.


The faculty of the summer school program is comprised of notable international scholars who will lecture and conduct seminars on various bioethical topics. Please visit the faculty page for more information.

Final Conference Forum

All participants will present their final papers (written under a faculty member’s supervision) at a conference forum during the final week of the program.

Partial Scholarships

In order to make the summer school program truly global, GBI is offering several partial scholarships to participants from low-income countries. In exceptional cases, provided that funds are still available, the selection committee can award applicants from high-income countries as well.

To apply for a partial scholarship, please include a 300-500 word statement with the rest of your application materials describing how you would benefit from it. The deadline to apply for partial scholarship consideration is June 5, 2017.  Partial scholarship applications received after this deadline will be reviewed if additional funds are available.  Click here to apply!

Some participants may wish to seek financial assistance or scholarships from their home educational institutions or outside sources to cover expenses.

Graduate Certificate

Following the completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate in Global Bioethics during a graduation ceremony and banquet.

University Credits

Students may request credits from their home educational institutions. The awarding of credits is at the discretion of each student’s institution. 

CME Credits

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of New York Medical College and the Global Bioethics Initiative.  New York Medical College is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

New York Medical College designates this Live activity for a maximum of 65 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement:
All activity faculty and planners participating in continuing medical education activities provided by New York Medical College are expected to disclose to the audience any significant support or substantial relationship(s) with commercial entities whose products are discussed in their presentation and/or with any commercial supporters of the activity.  In addition, all faculty are expected to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations.

Commercial Support Acknowledgement:
There is no support for this activity from any ACCME-defined commercial entity.

One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©), therefore up to 65.00 ECMEC© Credits are available. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Nurses who are attending the educational activity can submit the CME Certificate to their nursing organization whcih will award CEU’s directly to them.


Please check the housing page for information regarding campus housing. Some participants may wish to make individual housing arrangements using Airbnb or other rental sources. Housing costs are NOT included in the registration fees.


Summer program participants are responsible for their registration fees, travel arrangements and accommodation costs.

*The summer program registration fees are 100% tax deductible as GBI is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As such, your registration fees are considered donations. 


$20 | Nonrefundable

(Once you have been accepted)


$  950 | High School Seniors
$1050 | University Students
$1150 | Professionals | ONE-WEEK FEE: $700

(Once you have been accepted)
Non U.S. Citizens – DEADLINE: June 10

         U.S. Citizens – DEADLINE: June 15

$1050 | High School Seniors
$1150 | University Students
$1250 | Professionals | ONE-WEEK FEE: $750

For more information, click on the links to visit these websites: New Yok Medical college,  Global Bioethics Initiative, Dubrovnik International Bioethics Summer SchoolUnited Nations Academic Impact, Pace University, College of Health Professions