This concentration offers an interdisciplinary course of study drawn from the Liberal Arts. The field of Medical Humanities provides medical students with qualitative humanistic and socio-cultural perspectives on health care. Students will study more comprehensively, and in-depth, the social, cultural, and humanistic determinants and consequences of health, disease and healing from literary, historical and bioethical perspectives. This is a collaboration with the Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, which will serve as the primary integration site for student work.
Topic-specific courses and scholarly work will take place on the Indianapolis campus,
Curriculum and Timeline
Students completing the Medical Humanities concentration fulfill the same core curriculum as students in other concentrations. The didactic components provide a strong academic and experiential foundation in the humanities as it relates to health and medicine that will be vital for completion of the core curriculum project and product.