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Fellowships

The Medical Humanities Year-Out Fellowship and Medical Humanities Summer Research Fellowship are available to medical students in the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry.  These are competitive, paid fellowships sponsored by the Division of Medical Humanities and Office of Medical Education.  Information regarding the application process is distributed to UR medical students in the Fall.

Medical Humanities Year-Out Fellowship

The one-year Fellowship in Medical Humanities (FIMH) provides University of Rochester (UR) medical students an opportunity to study a healthcare topic within any humanities discipline that may interest them considerably, but that cannot be explored adequately within the constraints of the regular curriculum.  The program encourages medical students to research aspects of healthcare within George Engel’s medical framework, to consider their place and those of their patients in relationship to self, family, community, nation, and biosphere.  And to do so, students use materials and methodologies of the humanities disciplines, including literature, fine art, philosophy, ethics, religious studies, visual and cultural studies, law and history.  Exceptional projects in social sciences, such as anthropology, are also be considered.

Medical Humanities Summer Research Fellowship

The Medical Humanities Summer Research Fellowship supports small, well-designed projects that address a question/issue in healthcare using materials and approaches from the humanities discipline, including literature, history, philosophy, ethics, law, religious studies, gender/disabilities/cultural studies, fine arts, or performing arts.  Exceptional projects in social sciences, such as anthropology, will also be considered.