Outline: Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities

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Information on this site pertains to MD students who matriculated in 2006-2007 or later; all other students matriculating prior to 2006 should refer to their own Guide to the Scholarly Concentrations for more specific information.

Directors
David Magnus, PhD
Audrey Shafer, MD

Associate Director
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.

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