Student Experience

 Roger Cole, MD, MA

20091202bioethics61561-400x266One thing that I really enjoyed about this program is the diversity of the students — people with higher educations and graduate degrees, undergraduate degrees, and people from diverse backgrounds, not only in education but in life.



Deborah Love, JD, MBA, MA

20091202bioethics6185-682x1024-316x475I have spent a lot of my life working with diverse constituencies – helping facilitate dialogue to work through differences and build consensus to move forward. That’s a skill that’s tapped into in bioethics. This is definitely where I’m meant to be. I feel rejuvenated and I’m betting on this new-found direction to keep me healthy and vital. This is not a small investment … it’s an investment in my life.


Gerardo Maradiaga, MA

20091202bioethics6231-1024x682-400x266I was fascinated just by the array of issues that were out there. As a student, I learned about the detailed functions and operations of ethics consultation and IRBs, and the issues surrounding health-law & public policy. As a bioethics project coordinator, I get to experience the practical application of what I’ve learned in the classroom, and there is no doubt the program has given me a strong foundation for handling bioethical issues in the real world.


Meg Maultsby, MD,MA.

Starting the bioethics program right after undergrad gave me a head start on my graduate education and allowed me to focus completely on bioethics. Thanks to the bioethics program at Wake Forest University, I now have a deeper understanding of the human side of medicine.  I have a firmer grasp of the doctor-patient relationship.  Having an MA in bioethics makes me a better doctor.