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.
|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|
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.