Medical Humanities


Welcome to the Department of Medical Humanities at SIU Medicine. Our role is to ensure critical dialog about health, health care and the human condition.

Our interdisciplinary team takes insights from the broad spectrum of humanities and applies them holistically and comprehensively to the teaching, research and service endeavors of our organization. We provide students, residents and faculty with knowledge of the humanities, encourage scholarly activity, and bridge the gap between humanities and medical care to better support our community.

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SIU Medicine community displays artistic side

27th annual edition of Scope published Southern Illinois University School of Medicine unveiled the 2020 edition of SCOPE, a literary magazine produced each spring by SIU medical students. The new

SCOPE 2020: Artists' Statements

Glen Aylward, First Place: “Parkinson’s” Sixty thousand individuals are diagnosed with Parkinson’s yearly. There are a million people with Parkinson’s in the U.S. and Illinois is second in prevalence

Scope magazine showcases medical school’s artistic side

Since its founding in 1970, SIU School of Medicine has included instruction in the medical humanities to balance the focus placed on the applied sciences. In 1992 a pair of medical students initiated

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