Year one of my bioethics program is down, 2 years to go on my current schedule. Unfortunately, getting into the swing of grad school, starting a new job and getting my daughter through her senior year of high school left me with little time to write here. Now, a summer without classes will give me the chance to get back into the swing of things.
I’m very happy with my choice in schools. The Clarkson University Bioethics program offers both certificates and Master’s programs with concentrations in research, clinical, and policy available. The program itself is housed at the Clarkson Capital Region Campus (formerly Union Graduate College) and I’m really excited about all the opportunities Clarkson offers and the friendly support and encouragement when I meet alum. The faculty of the program itself have also been fantastic. Online learning can be challenging but the professors are up to the task and all my courses have been meaningful. I definitely have more confidence in my understanding of bioethics and in my ability to communicate my thoughts more clearly. I hope you will be able to see the growth in my writing, too.
For me, one of the greatest strengths of the Clarkson bioethics program is the breadth of experience and areas of concentration of the faculty. It has really encouraged me to investigate issues that I had never considered. I’m enjoying exploring all the field has to offer and trying to figure out where I am going to fit in the bioethics community down the road.
For now, I’m still working as a physician assistant, challenging myself this year from with a change from pulmonary and sleep medicine to physical medicine/rehabilitation focusing largely on neurology/neurosurgery, brain injury and orthopedics. At home, I’m getting ready to send my daughter off to college. I can’t wait to see what great things she can accomplish.
Now, back to working on this one last paper this semester for Bioethics and Law before I start posting here again more regularly. I’m looking forward to your feedback this summer.