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Department of Medical Humanities


Medical Humanities Curriculum

Medical Humanities Clerkship: Doctoring Year 4

In a two-week doctoring clerkship during Year 4, emphasis is placed on the physician's role in the administration of justice as well as current health policy issues including access to and availability of health care -- particularly in rural and underserved communities -- health care economics and financing, responsibility and accountability of physicians, assessing quality in health care, clinical decision-making, and clinical, ethical, legal and policy issues in managed care.

Year 4 Electives

Forty widely diverse, educational, and interesting electives are currently being offered to fourth-year medical students who want to increase their knowledge of humanities in medicine. Students can study alternative systems in healing, career planning, health policy issues in the 21st Century, rural health, and the physician as writer. Sound intriguing? Interested in learning more? Click on the link above.

M.D./J.D. Electives

Year 4 students in the M.D./J.D. Dual Degree Program are offered pertinent medical-legal electives to enhance their curriculum studies. For more information, click on the link above.