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Monday, April 24, 2006

Humanities Invades Medical School Curriculum

From bioethics.net, this post:

At Some Medical Schools, Humanities Join the Curriculum

17 Apr 2006 - A growing number of medical schools are adding humanities to the usual forced march of physiology, pathology and microbiology. http://www.bioethics.net/News/?id=1734

The link is to an April 17 article in the N.Y. Times.  Permit some shameless self-promotion on this point.  I've been teaching a literature course at the University of Texas - Southwestern Medical School for the past 10 years, offered as an elective in Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Pediatrics to fourth-year medical students, together with third-year law students.  It's a fantastic way to give the students a humane and humanistic grounding in their chosen professions.  I recommend the humanities influence in medical education wholeheartedly. [tm]

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