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Division of Medical Humanities and Bioethics

Medical Humanities

Image credit: Gerrit Dou,
The Dropsical Woman (detail), c. 1663,
Oil on panel, Musee du Louvre, Paris

The Division of Medical Humanities and Bioethics is an interdisciplinary group drawn from the healthcare specialties and the humanities. Its application of humanities (history, literature, philosophy, visual arts, music, theatre, studies in culture, religion, disabilities and gender) and bioethics (philosophy, law and clinical ethics) to the practice of medicine and the care of patients is a part of the University of Rochester's traditional consideration of the social and ethical contexts of medicine.

Read the recent article in Rochester Medicine, The Human Being in Room 4 (2014 V3), regarding the Division's new Master's degree program in Medical Humanities.

“The spirit of Humanities is the greatest single gift in education.”

~ William Osler, The Old Humanities and the New Science, 1919.

Division of Medical Humanities and Bioethics
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Ave., Box 676, Room G-11137
Rochester, NY 14642

Phone: (585) 275-5800

Fax: (585) 276-0152