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) 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.

Masters of Medical Humanities (33 credits) 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.

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.

Admission Requirements

Start Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Application Requirements
- For MMH, bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
- For DMH, an MMH or master's degree in medicine, medically related field or in the humanities from an accredited institution
- Completed application form
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
- Resume/CV
- Personal statement
- Essay response/writing sample
- Two letters of recommendation
- Interview (optional)
- $35 Application fee

International applicants need to meet additional criteria. See our international admissions page for more information.