Medical Humanities and Arts

Physical symptoms, medical history and diagnosis are only a part of patient's file. Their coping ability, support from caregivers and emotional and mental health are just as important.

As a complement to basic science concepts, students can build critical thinking skills through study of clinically relevant humanities and arts. This track, in part, aims to strengthen and nurture students' interest in the humanities and arts through faculty mentoring and collaborative discourse with colleagues.

 Track activities include:

  • A strong mentoring component through tract activities, electives and a capstone project;
  • Support in clarifying professional values; and
  • Small-group discussions in the form of book clubs, writing or creative arts groups.

Program Directors
Several faculty experts supervise students in the Medical Humanities and Arts Track.

Send them an email if you have questions about the program:

Virginia Aita, Ph.D. 

Carl Greiner, M.D.