College of Physicians of Philadelphia Honors Poets

Last November, the Section on Medicine and the Arts at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia announced a Poetry Competition open to students, health care practitioners, educators and the general public on the themes of medicine, health, and health care….

Top 10 Reasons Why Studying Medical History Will Make You a Better Doctor

This list was created by Schulich Medicine’s fourth year Integration & Transitions History of Medicine Selection Class: Thomas Fear, Lauren Forrest, Lauren Gordon, Saurabh Gupta, Jamie Holden, Alexandra Istl, Neil Mundi, Amanda Nuhn, Andrea Parks, Sameer Shivji, Joshua Tobe, Aidan…

The Guardian: Health humanities: we are here to collaborate, not to compete

Paul Crawford, professor of health humanities at the University of Nottingham and lead author of Health Humanities, offers in The Guardian an apologia for health humanities

The Atlantic: How to Teach Doctors Empathy

From The Atlantic: How to Teach Doctors Empathy — “Being a good doctor requires an understanding of people, not just science.” While empathy courses are rarely required in medical training, interest in them is growing, experts say, and programs are underway…

BBC: The Other Spock: Lynn Bloom on the man who changed parenting

The Other Spock: The man who changed parenting | Lynn Bloom @BBC

CHE: Big-Data Project on 1918 Flu Reflects Key Role of Humanists

Posted today in the Chronicle of Higher Educatio: A deadly virus arrives in America, carried by travelers from abroad. Health officials scramble to contain the threat, imposing quarantines and other strict measures even as they seek to reassure the public….

Johns Hopkins adds new interdisciplinary major: Medicine, science, and humanities

Concentration will give undergraduates a chance to pursue natural sciences and humanities rather than having to choose one or the other:

NY Times: Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer

“A MONTH ago, I felt that I was in good health, even robust health. At 81, I still swim a mile a day. But my luck has run out — a few weeks ago I learned that I have multiple…

The Commons Newswire: MLA Literature, Medicine, Medical Humanities

Featured in the inaugural issue of the Commons Newswire, an interview describing the creation in 2012 of the MLA Literature, Medicine, & Medical Humanities blog and the recently approved TC Medical Humanities and Health Studies Forum:

THE: Rise of Medical Humanities

Belinda Jack, writing for the London Times Higher Education, reports on “The Rise of Medical Humanities.”

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