Medical Humanities faculty are available to review drafts of proposals and application components, and are also prepared to help students seeking project ideas or mentors. Applicants to the program must submit the following to the Division of Medical Humanities Office by February 2, 2013 (suggested word limit for each section 300-500 words).

  • Biographical information sheet
  • Personal statement (why this fellowship would enhance your learning and career goals)
  • Official URSMD transcript
  • Research proposal, including:
    • Background to the project
    • Rationale for the project (explain why and how this project is useful)
    • Project statement (describe what you expect as final product)
    • Methodology
    • Budget (up to one page on how monies will be used)
    • Dissemination of your project (identify your audience and/or community and possible journals, presses, national conferences, workshops, lecture opportunities)
    • Timeline for research (up to one page; use headings and bullets)
    • Advisor(s) and institution(s) (explain the role of each and areas of expertise)
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Letter of project endorsement by the Medical Humanities faculty member who wishes to serve as that student’s thesis advisor.

Selection is determined by factors including timeliness and completion of application; the nature of the project with respect to its appropriateness, originality, and significance; quality of the research proposal and supporting materials; the student’s academic and technical preparation for completing the project; feasibility of the project with the time and resources allotted; and the overall number of applications received. Students who receive the FIMH award are required to submit their proposal to RSRB for approval or exemption.

Applicants will be interviewed by the FIMH Review Committee in late February/early March and will notify applicants of its decision in March 2007. To submit your application, either drop it off in person to the Division of Medical Humanities in Rm 1-6321 across from Miner Library, or mail it to the following address:

Rm 1-6321 University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Ave., Box 676
Rochester, New York 14642

Contact Division of Medical Humanities to arrange for mentors or to have drafts of your application reviewed.

Deadline for receipt of completed applications will be February 10, 2007

Application Checklist

  • Biographical information sheet
  • Personal statement
  • Official URSMD transcript
  • Research proposal
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Letter of project endorsement

FIMH Review Committee will interview applicants in late February/early March and notify applicants of their award status by end of March 2013.

Any questions? Please contact Mary Fisher or any of the Medical Humanities Faculty for help: Phone: (585) 275-580, fax: (585) 506-0162

Interdisciplinary Clinical Ethics Noon Conferences

Under the Knife Near the End of Life: Contradiction or Congruity
Presented by Carolyn E. Jones, M.D., Associate Professor, Surgery (Thoracic)
Wed, April 1, 2015, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Room K-207 (2-6408)

Medical Humanities and Bioethics Noon Conferences

No noon conference in April.