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 but one session will be held on Thursdays from 12:00 — 12:50 pm in the rooms listed below. The December 18 lecture on "Buddhism and Care of the Dying" is an evening event, scheduled from 5:00-6:00 pm.
In order to receive blue book credit, students are required to attend at least five lectures.
|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
|September 11||Suffering||Thomas Cole, Ph.D., McGovern Chair in Medical Humanities, UT Medical School||MSB B.625|
|September 18||Concepts of Disease||Woods Nash, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, McGovern Center||MSB 2.135|
|October 2||History of Medical Education||Bryant Boutwell, Dr.P.H. John P. McGovern Professor of Oslerian Medicine, UTHealth||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 B.100|
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.