Division of Medical Humanities

William Osler, one of the founders of the Medical School and hospital at Johns Hopkins, insisted that “the spirit of the humanities is the greatest single gift in education.” The Division of Medical Humanities aims to capture that spirit by encouraging students to address key issues in health care through the prism of the humanistic disciplines, including history, literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. We believe that our electives and programs can have a meaningful impact in this regard, widening the scope of the current medical education and enhancing the professionalism of the physicians we educate.


The Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine and the Division of Medical Humanities Present:

"Good Causes, Bad Acts:
Scrutinizing Ends and Means in Medical Activism"

Alice Dreger, PhD
Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Author of Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science

Tuesday, April 28th at 5:30pm
Schwartz Lecture Hall E, NYU School of Medicine
550 First Avenue, NY, NY 10016

For more information contact Dr. Katie Grogan