Scholarly Concentration: Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities

Directors

Audrey Shafer, MD

Maren Grainger Monsen, MD

Objectives and Goals

Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities is a foundation area within the Scholarly Concentration (SC) program. This area explores the moral, social, and humanistic dimensions of medicine and biomedical science. Using cross-disciplinary methods such as those from philosophy, social science, film, literature, art, and law, students examine the meaning and implications of medicine and medical research.

Requirements

Students who pursue Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities in conjunction with an application area, such as Immunology, are required to complete 6 units including:

INDE 212               Medical Humanities and the Arts (2 units)

PEDS 251a            Medical Ethics I (2 units)

The other 2 core Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities units can be selected from a wide variety of University, Medical School, and Law School courses.  Students are encouraged to go through the various catalogs and devise a course plan to present to the co-directors.

For students interested in completing all 12 units in the BEMH Scholarly area, units can be selected from a wide variety of University, Medical School, and Law School courses.  Students are encouraged to go through the various catalogs and devise a course plan to present to the co-directors.

Scholarly Concentrations & the MD Program

The Scholarly Concentration (SC) program is a required, structured program of study in the Medical Student Curriculum that promotes in-depth learning and scholarship. The SC's provide medical students with faculty-mentored scholarly experiences in areas of individual interest combined with structured coursework to support this scholarship.