UNM HSC Institute for Ethics
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
917 Vassar Dr. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone: (505) 272-4566
Fax: (505) 272-4569


The Institute for Ethics is committed to educational programs aimed at the:


  • Creation, evaluation and oversight of ethics educational activities at the UNM Health Sciences Center
  • Development of model competence-driven clinical ethics training for medical students, residents, physicians, allied health professionals and staff
  • Development of an ethics fellowship and faculty scholars program
  • Hosting of regional and national conferences and workshops to enhance professionalism and ethics knowledge and skills.

The Institute for Ethics offers ongoing ethics-related educational programs for:

  • Students
  • Residents
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Community Members

* Please check back for updates, or contact us for more information.

Educational lectures are provided by faculty associated with the Institute for professional groups, organizations and individuals on current issues in Special Populations Health and Research Ethics, Biomedical Ethics, Law and Policy, Mediation, Values and Decision-making. Please contact the Administrative Coordinator at (505) 272-4566 if you are interested in arranging a speaker for your group or meeting.

Ethics Competencies:

  • Clinical Ethics Competencies
  • Research Ethics Competencies
  • Legal Competencies
  • Consultation Facilitation Competencies

Classes and Programs


  • Brown Bag Journal Club
  • Tele-Health


  • Joan Gibson Health Care Ethics Certification
  • Ethics Law & Medicine Forum
  • Advance Directive Forum