Medical ethics could fall prey to budget cuts

My lede:

A proposal to eliminate the medical ethics department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine would deprive medical students of critical training, said bioethicists upset by the plan.

Experts said they had never heard of a medical school eliminating its bioethics program. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education says ethics must be taught, though it does not require a separate department.

The whole shebang.