Medical Humanities.

 

Medical Humanities

About the Program

Humanizing healthcare is the mission of the Medical Humanities program at Drew University. The curriculum melds academic inquiry with real-world experience to prepare students for careers throughout the healthcare industry. Students participate in practicums at hospitals, non-profits and other healthcare organizations throughout the greater New York City region. Close faculty mentorship guides graduate students through rigorous research and practical experience, which prepares them for careers as healthcare professionals and advocates.

Program Requirements

Certificate of Medical Humanities (15 credits)

The Certificate of Medical Humanities program will not be accepting applications for the Spring 2019 entering class.

Requires the completion of five courses. Four of the courses (Introduction to Medical Humanities and Humanism, Bioethics, Introduction to Medical Narrative, and Clinical Practicum/Internship) are mandatory. The remaining course may be taken as an elective.

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Master of Medical Humanities (33 credits)

The Master of Medical Humanities program will not be accepting applications for the Spring 2019 entering class.

Requires the completion of ten courses plus thesis. Five courses (Introduction to Medical Humanities and Humanism, Bioethics, Introduction to Medical Narrative, Medical Anthropology, and Masters Practicum/Internship) are required. The five remaining courses are taken as seminar electives. All Master of Medical Humanities students must prepare a three-credit thesis of 50-75 pages.

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Doctor of Medical Humanities (45 credits)

Requires the completion of twelve courses. Six courses are required (Introduction to Medical Humanities and Humanism, Bioethics, Introduction to Medical Narrative, Medical Anthropology, Joy of Scholarly Writing, and Clinical Practicum/Internship). The remaining six courses are taken as seminar electives. All Doctor of Medical Humanities students must prepare and successfully defend a nine-credit doctoral dissertation of 150-220 pages.

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Meet Our Interim Program Director

Kate Ott

Associate Professor of Christian Social Ethics | University Scholar in Everyday Ethics | Interim Director of Medical Humanities

Dr. Kate Ott is a feminist, catholic scholar addressing the formation of moral communities with specializations in sexuality, technology, children/youth, and professional ethics. She is Assistant Professor of Christian Social Ethics at Drew University Theological School.

She is at work on a new book, Life Enhancing Settings: The Technology and Ethics of Everyday Living. Her other books include: Sex + Faith: Talking with Your Child from Birth to Adolescence and the co-edited volume Faith, Feminism, and Scholarship: The Next Generation. Her most recent publication is a chapter entitled, “Creating ‘Open Source’ Community: Just Hospitality or Cyberspace Ivory Tower?” in Feminism and Religion in the 21st Century: Technology, Dialogue and Expanding Borders. She lectures and leads workshops across the country on sexuality and technology issues related to children, teens, young adults and parents. Kate is also the co-editor for the Feminist Studies in Religion blog and book series.

Prior to Drew, Kate was the Deputy Director of the Religious Institute, a nonprofit committed to sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society. There she led the project and publication of Sex and the Seminary: Preparing Ministers for Sexual Health and Justice in addition to other guidebooks and policy statements. To find out more about her outreach work visit www.kateott.org. Follow Kate on Twitter @Kates_Take.