The Biomedical Humanities Academic Program

Because technological advances continually change the face of health care at an exponential rate, health care practitioners need the resources necessary for ensuring that the practice of medicine is always patient-centered.  Hiram's Biomedical Humanities program is committed to this goal by supporting the College's mission to develop students who are "intellectually alive, socially responsible, ethical citizens." Its curriculum combines a science core necessary for understanding human biology with an in-depth examination of bioethical issues, cultural diversity and community service through the humanities. Taken together, this approach serves students interested in the future of health care as well as those students interested in becoming health care practitioners.

The Center also offers courses to students in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) program, and these students have often chosen medical humanities as their area of concentration. Examples of MAIS courses, include, but are not limited to:  "What is Normal?," "What is Sex?," and "What is Human?

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