Spotlight On: Beverly Adade

Expected Graduation Date: September 2017

Undergraduate College:  Emory University ‘10

Undergraduate Major:    Religion

Undergraduate Minor: Global Health Studies

  1. Why were you interested in getting a graduate degree in Bioethics?

As a religion major, I was always interested in studying bioethics. I was particularly interested in the MBE program at Einstein Cardozo because it offers courses that explore bioethics through various lenses such as film, reproductive law, mental health, and feminist theory.

  1. Why did you choose the Einstein Cardozo Master of Science in Bioethics?

I decided to come to Einstein-Cardozo because of the history that resides within the institution.  The program has been molded by well-known bioethicists such as Dr. Tia Powell, Dr. Alan Fleischman, and Nancy Dubler who are pioneers in the field.

  1. What is your favorite aspect of the Bioethics program?

I was drawn to the program because of the diverse student body.  There are students that range from professionals who are healthcare providers, lawyers, administrators, and newly graduated students.  It is a great experience to be amongst other students who have different perspectives on bioethics. I also enjoy taking the elective law classes at Cardozo. The experience has really changed how I look at ethical problems.

  1. What has your experience been like as a full time graduate student in the program?

To be honest, I was nervous about the load of the course-work and my ability to adjust to the elective law courses.  The professors and law students at Einstein-Cardozo are really helpful and are accommodating to students who are new to the material.

  1. How do you spend your time outside of the classroom?

Most of our core classes meet after 4 pm to accommodate those who work during the day. I worked part-time as an intern, volunteer at church weekly, prep for my courses and go sight-seeing throughout the boroughs.  I learned the importance of balancing my time as a student and being fully engaged with the material.

  1. What type of bioethics learning experiences have you had outside of the program?

I have had the opportunity to attend committee meetings and witness first-hand how bioethics consultations are conducted.  It was a great experience to see what I could possibly do in future.


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