About Us

  • Mission:
    The mission of the Division of Medical Humanities is five-fold:

    • Education
    • Scholarship
    • Establishment of a medical humanities communication network
    • Promotion of the field of Medical Humanities
    • Development

This mission is based upon our belief that a broad-based, outstanding Division of Medical Humanities can promote excellence in key skills required for medical education and practice including listening, empathy, observation, self-reflection, understanding of human interactions, culturally-sensitive communication and written and verbal expression. Also, an excellent Medical Humanities Program can foster a better understanding of the cultural and social contexts in which medicine and biomedical sciences are practiced.