Introduction to Medical Humanities

Each Fall semester, Dr. Nathan Carlin and other Center Faculty 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 from 12:00 — 1:00 pm, room location TBD.

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

Schedule for Fall 2013

Date
Topic
Speaker
Location
September 12 What is "Medical Humanities"? Nathan Carlin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UT Medical School MSB B.612
September 19 The Goals of Medicine Nathan Carlin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UT Medical School MSB B.625
October 3 The History of the Doctor-Patient Relationship Benjamin Saxton, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, McGovern Center, UT Medical School MSB B.625
October 24 Women's Reproductive Rights Rebecca Lunstroth, J.D., M.A., Assistant Director, McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, UT Medical School MSB B.625
November 7 The Tuskegee Syphilis Study Jeffrey Spike, Ph.D., Professor, UT Medical School MSB B.625
November 14 Happiness, Spirituality, and Medicine Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty, McGovern Center, UT Medical School MSB B.625
November 21 Reader's Theater Nathan Carlin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UT Medical School MSB B.410

Announcement

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

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

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