Welcome to the Institute for the Medical Humanities!

The Institute for the Medical Humanities is committed to moral inquiry, research, teaching, and professional service in medicine and health care. In today's often bewildering world of scientific, technological, cultural, and political changes, medicine faces human problems and possibilities that transcend traditional academic disciplines. Members of the Institute engage in research on ethical and legal problems in clinical practice and biomedical research; and on philosophical, historical, visual, literary, and religious dimensions of medicine and health care. This broad-gauged inquiry provides the foundation for the activities of the Institute faculty in medical and graduate teaching, clinical ethics consultation, and health policy analysis locally and in state, national, and international academic and public forums.

Contact Information:

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, Texas, USA 77555-1311
Phone: (409) 772-2376
Fax: (409) 772-5640

Department News

February 8, 2018
New Director of Institute
The Institute for the Medical Humanities (IMH) is pleased to announce that Laura Rudkin, PhD, has been named Interim Director of IMH, effective immediately. For more details: IMH News

September 21, 2017
Shannon Guillot-Wright, Medical Humanities Ph.D. Candidate, short video "Anonymous Health" will be screened at the American Public Health Association's Global Public Health Film Festival in Atlanta. For more details: IMH News
August 2017
Welcome our new Fall 2017 MEHU students! Classes start Monday, August 28th.

July 13, 2017
Shannon Guillot-Wright, Medical Humanities Ph.D. Candidate, has had a paper published in the Journal of International Maritime Health. Journal of International Maritime Health

Graduate Program

The Medical Humanities Graduate Program offers graduate work for students pursuing an M.A. or a Ph.D. in the medical humanities. The Medical Humanities Graduate Program also coordinates plans of study leading to M.D.-Ph.D. degrees (as part of UTMB's M.D.-Ph.D. Combined Degree Program) and J.D.-Ph.D. degrees (in collaboration with the University of Houston Law Center). Course work is also available for UTMB graduate students in other programs.

Clinical Ethics Consultation Service

The UTMB Ethics Consultation Service facilitates discussion, analysis and understanding of ethical issues in patient care, and provides ethically appropriate recommendations for solving problems arising in health care practice and research.

Visiting Scholars Program

​The Institute for the Medical Humanities seeks visiting scholars to carry out projects in humanities disciplines that will deepen understanding of, and develop pedagogical approaches to, topics in the medical humanities.

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