Vesalius at Galveston by Thom Pfeil 1993

Medical Humanities Track for
UTMB Medical Students

The Medical Humanities Track is one of the “special program tracks” or areas of Scholarly Concentration Tracks  in the School of Medicine. Students enrolled in the Track will have the opportunity to learn in depth about medical humanities through a variety of courses and activities while completing their medical degrees in four years. The Track requires an overview course, Introduction to the Medical Humanities; enrollment in an experience related to care for the underserved; two additional electives on medical humanities topics of your choice; regular attendance at a student Journal Club; and a final research project under the mentorship of a faculty member from the Institute.  More information . . . .



Vesalius at Galveston by Thom Pfeil ©1993


IMH 1050 Introduction to Medical Humanities

Summer Preceptor Course

This Preceptorship will explore the various disciplines that make up the medical humanities and explain how each offers a unique perspective for understanding issues in health care. Students will develop creative, critical, analytic, and reflective thinking and problem solving skills to produce reasoned arguments that incorporate multiple viewpoints and differing contexts. Learning the skills of selfawareness, a deeper understanding of the varieties of human experience, and cultural sensitivity will enable students to nurture attitudes important for the clinical practice of medicine in a social context.

Introduction to Medical Humanities will provide an anchoring experience for the SOM Track in Medical Humanities, that could also be of value in the Global Health and Public Health tracks. Please note, however, that this elective is available to all SOM students; there is no requirement that a student be part of the Track in Medical Humanities to enroll.  More information . . . 

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