Medical Humanities & Bioethics Pathways

Medical HumanitiesThe Medical Humanities Pathway and Bioethics Pathway programs provide medical students with an enriched experience in medical humanities and bioethics throughout their four years of medical school. Students with particular interests in humanities, social medicine, or bioethics have diversified opportunities in a variety of clinical and research activities, courses and electives, as well as special events and competitive awards. Admission to the Pathway is through a competitive application process and is limited to 10 students each year.  

Goals

  • To provide creative, research and teaching opportunities for students with interest and skills in medical humanities or bioethics.
  • To develop student’s knowledge, skills and attitudes about healthcare,  the theories and practices of medicine and the consequences for patients through the study of humanities perspectives and methods.
  • To reinforce the biospychosocial approach to the patient-centered, humanistic medical practices  through the integration of the humanities with the sciences in the curriculum.

Objectives

The Pathway program provides medical students with an enriched experience in clinical ethics and humanities throughout their four years of medical school. Students with particular interests in humanities, social medicine, or bioethics have diversified opportunities in a variety of clinical and research activities, as well as special events and competitive awards.

For Additional Information

Medical Humanities Pathway

Stephanie Brown Clark, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Medical Humanities and Bioethics
Co-Director, Pathway in Medical Humanities and Bioethics
Director, Division of Medical Humanities and Bioethics
stephanie_brownclark@urmc.rochester.edu
585-275-5800

Bioethics Pathway

Margie Hodges Shaw, JD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medical Humanities and Bioethics
Co-Director, Pathway in Medical Humanities and Bioethics
margie_shaw@urmc.rochester.edu
585-275-5800

Medical Humanities and Bioethics Noon Conferences

End of Life Decision-Making for Pediatric Patients with Developmental / Intellectual Disabilities

Presented by Marianne Chiafery, PNP-C, MS, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014,
12-1 pm

Room K-207 (2-6408)

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Piss-Prophets, Percussion and More: A Medical History of Technologies to Examine the Patient

Presented by Stephanie Brown Clark, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Friday, Nov 14, 2014,
12-1 pm

Room K-207 (2-6408)