Dr. Hilary F. Ryder is a Clinical Ethicist and Associate Professor of Medicine at Texas Christian University and UNTHSC School of Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition, she serves as Director of Internal Medicine Education at Texas Health Fort Worth. Dr. Ryder earned her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and a master’s in science through The Dartmouth Institute. She completed residency training in internal medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where she subsequently joined the faculty as a hospitalist and served as the Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. She has completed bioethics training at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, and Harvard University and was for several years the Chair of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinical Ethics Consultation Committee. Dr. Ryder is the medical writer for Ethics and Professionalism for the American College of Physician’s Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program. Her research interests include understanding moral distress medical students face when encountering ethical dilemmas. She and her husband have four children and are in pursuit of the mythical work-life balance.