Humanistic Medicine


The mission of the Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine (MSPHM) at NYU School of Medicine is to empower students to become humanistic clinicians, scientists, leaders, and advocates. MSPHM is dedicated to cultivating the values of empathy, justice, compassion, and communication in order to enhance insight into the lived experiences of both doctors and patients. MSPHM emphasizes the shared humanity of all those involved in the delivery and receipt of health care.

The MSPHM enables students to pursue their interests not necessarily covered in the core curriculum through innovative seminars, colloquia, and activities. Our programmatic activities are open to all members of NYU, which means that students, faculty, and staff from diverse departments often sit alongside one another in MSPHM seminars and events. This inter-professional format fosters personal and professional development for all involved with the program.

For more information please contact

Michael Tanner, M.D.
Faculty Co-Director

David Oshinsky, PhD

Faculty Co-Director

Katie Grogan, D.M.H., M.A.

Associate Director