Medical humanities brings the methods and concerns of humanities disciplines to bear on the study of health and health care. This interdisciplinary certificate provides the opportunity to approach medical issues—such as illness, treatment, disability, death, and health policy—from historical, philosophical, literary, and cultural perspectives.

Our unique area of study benefits students who plan to pursue careers in health care by broadening their skills in analysis and communication, and by increasing their awareness of the cultural, social, and political dimensions of medical issues, practices, and services.

Students from any discipline can benefit from this program of study as they work to further incorporate analysis, empathy, and self-reflection into all aspects of the medical field.