The Medicine & the Muse Program is the home for the arts and humanities at the medical school, with programs that support diversity and integrate the arts and humanities into medical education, scholarly endeavors, and the practice of medicine.

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“In this biomedical revolution, we need the humanities now more than ever.”

-Lloyd B. Minor, MD, Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine
http://www.stanforddaily.com/2014/04/06/the-humanities-and-medicine/

Program Features and News

Announcing: Upcoming Contests

Fourth Annual Kalanithi Award

Due Date: December 1, 2019

Annual Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award call for submissions
Deadline: December 30th 2019
To view more information and past winners,
click here






KQED Perspectives, Duck Syndrome, by Arifeen Rahman

Arifeen is a medical student representative on the Medicine & the Muse Steering Community and a concentrator in Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities 


Important Links

All of the events, news, and updates related to the Frankenstein@200 initative. 

Upcoming Events

The School of Medicine's Art Committee welcomes you to the new art exhibition featuring the works of Stanford medical students. Please join us at the opening reception in LKSC 1st floor lobby. 

Monday, November 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7 pm
Location: LKSC 1st and 3rd floor

Free and open to the public.


"Reclaiming the Legacy of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross"

Date/Time: December 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Berg Hall, LKSC

Ongoing Events


Weds Night Writes
Every 3rd Weds, resuming October 2019
6:30pm-8:30pm
SCBE Conference Room (1215 Welch Rd., Modular A)