Collection RG045 - Humanities in Medicine Program Records


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Humanities in Medicine Program Records



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The Program for Humanities in Medicine is a University-wide program directed by Dr. Colleen Wallace and dedicated to providing students with a broadened exposure to areas other than the biological sciences during their medical education. The mission of the program is to generate an appreciation of the relationship of human experience, culture, institutions and values to medicine and thereby help to educate professionals who will apply that understanding to their activities as practicing physicians, researchers, educators, and medical administrators. This program is an enhancement of an already strong curriculum to prepare medical students to pursue their professional careers more effectively. It takes a major role in the Practice of Medicine course integrated over the first three years of medical school. In addition, all students take one to two Humanities electives during their first year, and several electives are offered during the fourth year for interested students as well.

*Source: Washington University School of Medicine Bulletin, 2016-2017, page 154 and Washington University School of Medicine Bulletin, 1993-1994, page 14.

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The collection is open and accessible for research.

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Users of the collection should read and abide by the Rights and Permissions guidelines at the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives.

Users of the collection who wish to cite items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication must request, sign, and return a Statement of Use form to the Archives.

For detailed information regarding use of this collection, contact the Archives and Rare Book Department of the Becker Library (

Preferred Citation:

Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."

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© Copyright 2019 Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives. All rights reserved.

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