Medical Humanities & Bioethics Pathways

The Pathway programs provides medical students with an enriched experience throughout their four years of medical school in a variety of disciplines and topics. In addition to the regular curriculum, students who enroll in a Pathway will have diversified opportunities in a variety of clinical and research activities, electives and special events each year over their four years. Each Pathway student works with a mentor who oversees their Pathway progress and advises them on their final Pathway project. Students who successfully complete the Pathway requirements and project will have information about their work added to their Dean's letter to residency programs.

Students interested in the Medical Humanities Pathway or Bioethics Pathway are invited to attend an Information Session in the fall of their first year. For information regarding the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Pathways, follow this link.

Other Pathways include:


Students may enroll in one Pathway program during their first year of medical school. Following the various Information Sessions in the fall of Year 1, interested students must submit the online Pathway Preliminary Application for their chosen Pathway by March 1 of their first year.

Medical Humanities and Bioethics Noon Conferences

Female Circumcision, Clitoridectomy, and American Culture

Presented by Sarah B. Rodriguez, Ph.D., Lecturer, Northwestern University

Wednesday, March 4, 2015,
12-1 pm

Room K-207 (2-6408)

Lunch will be provided.


Monumental History: Civil War Memory and the "Discovery" of Anesthesia

Presented by Paul J. Shin, Ph.D., Medical Student, UR School of Medicine & Dentistry

Friday, March 13, 2015,
12-1 pm

Room K-207 (2-6408)

Lunch will be provided.