2019 Bioethics & Society alumni series: Featuring Louisa Howard, class of 2018

Louisa Howard, Bioethics & Society alumna (class of 2018)

Louisa Howard, Bioethics & Society alumna (class of 2018), currently a 3rd-year medical student at George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and recipient of Academy of Medicine of Washington DC  2018 Award for the Best Medical Ethics Essay for an essay titled: “Trapped by TEXAS ‘Trap Laws’: the conflict between law and conscience”, says about the Bioethics & Society programme:

“As a current medical student, I have tremendously benefited from my bioethics degree, as it has allowed me to approach medicine holistically. The Master’s in Bioethics & Society at King’s College London provided an incredible foundation for me to better understand, evaluate, and propose solutions for ethical dilemmas facing healthcare today. I now feel more confident in addressing the concerns of patients and better equipped to approach difficult situations with an open mind. 53877541_319981128874832_1993368169741287424_nThe program provides flexibility, allowing you to tailor your classes, research projects, and thesis to aspects of medical ethics that most interest you and pertain to your future career goals. Being based in a social sciences department adds a unique layer of depth to the program. Students are exposed to diverse perspectives, taking classes with students from other global health & social justice, medicine health & public policy programs in the department, and learning from professors with broad research experiences.”

Louisa graduated with a  BA in Art History, and Bioethics minor from the University of Virginia before studying Bioethics & Society at King’s in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine. In 2016/2017 Louisa Howard was the recipient of one of the prestigious King’s College London President Scholarships.

The Department of Global Health & Social Medicine offers 1 full scholarship (Home/EU Fees) to study in one of our postgraduate programmes, including the Bioethics & Society MSc. Application deadline is March 31st, 2019. Info about the scholarship process here:


Applications for the Bioethics & Society MSc for entry September 2019 are  open:


For info about the Bioethics & Society programme contact Dr Silvia Camporesi: silvia.camporesi@kcl.ac.uk

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