MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

In 1984, the University of Chicago established the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics through the generous support of Dorothy J. MacLean and the MacLean family.

The MacLean Center was the nation’s first program devoted to clinical medical ethics, and it remains the leading center for the teaching and study of clinical ethics. Since 1986, the MacLean Center has directed a renowned ethics fellowship program. They just formed a new partnership with the United States Veterans Administration hospital system, through which three VA medical professionals per year are selected through a national search to participate in our ethics training program. The MacLean Center strives to address medical-ethical issues from multidisciplinary perspectives. Each year, the Center directs and co-sponsors several innovative conferences and workshops at the University of Chicago.