The Program in Medicine, Science, and Humanities represents a growing movement in medical education that draws attention to the vital interplay between 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.
One part of this program focus includes the MSH major at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. This is an interdisciplinary, humanities-based major using a cultural and historical context to explore scientific inquiry and the roots of medicine. The medicine, science, and the humanities major is ideal for students who plan to pursue careers in the health professions as well as those interested in issues of importance to science and medicine, and students who plan to pursue graduate work in a range of humanities, social science, or professional disciplines.