Arts & Humanities

The medical humanities and arts represent a growing movement in medical education that draws attention to the vital interplay between arts and humanities on the one hand and medical and allied health fields on the other.  Drawing from fields ranging from  philosophy to visual arts, history to literary analysis, theater to music, the field of medical humanities has demonstrated intrinsic pedagogic value in the education and self-care of a variety of medical professionals and the enhancement of patient experience.  So too has engagement with medical and public health been a generative site for artistic exploration and humanities scholarship in its own right.

 

Related articles from the American Association of Medical Colleges

The Role of Arts and Humanities in Physician Development: From Fun to Fundamental

Focusing on Arts, Humanities to Develop Well-Rounded Physicians