Introduction to Medical Humanities

This Fall semester, Dr. Thomas Cole and Center Faculty, Staff, and Postdoctoral Fellows will present various topics from the area of medical humanities. All first- and second-year students are invited to attend and be introduced to the medical humanities. First-year students interested in pursing a Certificate in Medical Humanities and Ethics are encouraged to attend, and second-year students currently in the Program are required to attend and complete this course.

Some topics addressed in the past include, "The Doctor-Patient Relationship", "Life as a Medical Student", and narratives on various elements of medicine and the path to becoming a humanistic physician.

All sessions will be held on Thursdays from 12:00 — 12:50 pm in the rooms listed below.

In order to receive blue book credit, students are required to attend at least five lectures.

Schedule for Fall 2014

Date
Topic
Speaker
Location
August 28 What is "Medical Humanities"? Nathan Carlin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UT Medical School;
Thomas Cole, Ph.D., McGovern Chair in Medical Humanities, UT Medical School
MSB 2.135
September 11 Suffering Thomas Cole, Ph.D., McGovern Chair in Medical Humanities, UT Medical School MSB B.625
September 18 History of Medical Education Bryant Boutwell, Dr.P.H. John P. McGovern Professor of Oslerian Medicine, UTHealth MSB 2.135
October 2 Concepts of Disease Woods Nash, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, McGovern Center MSB 2.135
October 23 Medicine and Power Nathan Carlin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UT Medical School MSB 2.135
November 6 Public Health and Humanities Claire Clark, Ph.D., M.P.H., Postdoctoral Fellow, McGovern Center MSB 2.135
November 20 Clinical Ethics Jeffrey Spike, Ph.D., Professor and Samuel E. Karff Chair, UT Medical School MSB 2.135
December 11 Research Ethics Rebecca Lunstroth, J.D., M.A., Assistant Director, McGovern Center MSB 2.135
December 18 Buddhism and Care of the Dying Koshin Paley Ellison, M.F.A., D.Min., Co-founder and Co-executive director, New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care; Advisor and Faculty in Buddhist Track in Pastoral Care and Counseling, New York Theological Seminary, Center for Health and Healing, Beth Israel Medical Center MSB 2.135

Announcement

For more information about class, contact the course director at Thomas.Cole@uth.tmc.edu.

To register for this class, contact Angela.Polczynski@uth.tmc.edu.

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