Call for Applications
The Pellegrino Student Scholar Initiative (Fall 2019)
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the late Edmund Pellegrino’s birthday, the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics (PCCB) will launch the Pellegrino Student Scholars Program. Georgetown students who apply and are selected for the Fall semester of 2019 will attend interdisciplinary seminars, work with PCCB faculty members, and produce an essay on a topic of the student’s choosing related to Pellegrino’s work.
Student scholars will attend and receive special recognition at the Centennial Pellegrino Symposium. The Symposium, to be held of March 5 & 6, 2020, will focus on the legacy of Dr. Pellegrino’s pivotal contributions to the field of bioethics, the influence of his work on contemporary professional practice, and the undoubted impact his work will have on future generations.
PCCB faculty will select a limited number of participants from current Georgetown medical students, graduate nursing students, and graduate students in related fields. Applications must be received by Friday, September 6, 2019.
Completion of this program will require attendance at four, one hour-long luncheon meetings with faculty members of the PCCB over the fall semester and individually scheduled meetings with PCCB faculty advisors. Each student will write an essay focused on their area of interest based on the scholarship of Dr. Pellegrino to be completed by January 31, 2020. The best essay, to be selected by the faculty of the Pellegrino Center, will be presented at the Pellegrino Symposium on March 6, 2020. This essay may qualify for submission to other essay contests such as the Academy of Medicine of Washington, DC’s Bioethics Essay Contest and the William B. Bean Student Research Award. In addition, students’ essays will qualify them to be considered for the Pellegrino Bioethics Award that is awarded to a graduating senior with distinguished work in bioethics.
Applicants must send a short letter of interest/intent and résumé to CRS145@georgetown.edu by September 6, 2019.