Masters of Science in Medical Humanities

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Do you want to work with clinicians and scholars on difficult and complex healthcare issues?

Do you want to be a good healthcare professional – or an exceptional one?

Do you want to develop clinical skills and knowledge that go beyond science?

The Medical Humanities MS program can provide the foundations for this. All health professionals can apply the skills learned in this program to their careers and to life.

The Biopsychosocial Model

The Medical Humanities program uses the biopsychosocial model as a teaching framework.

This model for patient care was founded at the University of Rochester. It emphasizes understanding and caring for the whole patient – not just their biomedical disease.

It means considering the patient’s personal experiences of the disease in relation to family, community, culture, society and environment – and using these factors to care for the patient in the way that is best for them.

Why pursue your Master's in Medical Humanities?

The Medical Humanities program will teach you:

  • Critical thinking – Make better decisions when faced with a conflict.
  • Narrative competency - Listen and analyze stories of patients and families to improve accuracy in diagnosis.
  • Close looking and problem solving in teams – Improve visual and reflective skills through arts-based training in teams.
  • Creativity – Approach problems with new viewpoints. Apply knowledge and skills from humanities & arts to clinical and healthcare settings.
  • Cultural sensitivity – Explore and understand the personal beliefs and values of every patient and family.

The program can help you pursue a variety of goals:

  • Stand out on your applications to professional programs – Earn graduate credentials that admissions committees aren’t used to seeing.
  • Expand your career opportunities – Gain skills that can be applied in a variety of health and humanities professions.
  • Reinvigorate your love for your work – Enrich your career by exploring healthcare issues and practices through humanities and arts.