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 School of Medicine Commencement 2022
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In Memoriam: Wes McNeese, MD

Dr. Wesley Robinson-McNeese, a trailblazing physician and leader at SIU School of Medicine, passed away on September 18, 2023. Dr. McNeese was the SIU System Executive Director for Diversity Initiatives and Special Advisor to the SIU Department of Antiracism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
801 then and now

Founding SOM faculty to deliver Pearson Lecture '... Not for the Faint of Heart'

If you are curious about what it takes to be a pioneer, you won’t want to miss the 2023 Emmett F. Pearson Memorial Medical Lecture, “The Early History of SIU School of Medicine - Not for the Naïve or
Take Me Out to the Ballgame by Morgan Suhre

SIU Medicine community displays artistic side

The 30th anniversary edition of SCOPE, the medical school's literary magazine, was launched with an awards reception on April 19.

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