Thomas McCormick, DMin
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Thomas R. McCormick, DMin

Dr. Thomas R. McCormick is Senior Lecturer Emeritus in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities, School of Medicine, University of Washington. He is adjunct professor of bioethics at Midwestern University, Glendale Branch, Glendale, Arizona where he teaches in winter -spring quarter. He received his D.Min. in bioethics from Southern Methodist University and his MDiv. in counseling from Drake University. He had Fellowships in Bioethics at the Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX (1972-73) and at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Memphis, TN (1980). Dr. McCormick joined the medical school faculty in 1974 to create the first bioethics courses offered in the UWSOM curriculum and has been teaching continuously since that time. His recent elective courses included: Intro to Bioethics, A Case Study Approach to Medical Ethics, Medicine and Literature, and Spirituality in Health Care. Along with Dr. Dudzinski, he is Co-Director of the Department's Summer Bioethics Seminar. (In 2008 they received the Dean's Award for the Outstanding CME Course)

Dr. McCormick currently serves as ethics consultant to Harborview Medical Center, The Everett Clinic, Horizon House, and Providence Hospice of Seattle. He has provided training for a number of ethics committees throughout the Northwest. He is a frequent speaker on topics related to bioethics both at home and internationally, having lectured in Italy, Canada, Japan, Taiwan and Germany. He has published numerous articles on bioethics, contributed chapters to text books and published videotapes on issues related to the care of dying patients with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, MD. He has served as co-director and lecturer for the UW School of Social Work CE course on "Caring for Older Adults," and as lecturer for the UW School of Nursing's annual Ethics Conference. In October, 2012, Dr. McCormick gave lectures in bioethics at the Asia Bioethics Conference in Taiwan and visited several medical schools there to encourage bioethics education. He is currently working with other UW faculty to nurture bioethics teaching in Indonesia.