Why the Medical Humanities?
The importance of creativity
Whether you’re faced with a complex diagnostic or treatment challenge, creativity can go a long way. Over the past few years, researchers have been uncovering robust evidence indicating that the medical humanities not only enhance and deepen learning in medical practitioners, they also promote healing and well-being in patients.
According to recent studies, the medical humanities will not only enhance your observation skills, they’ll also improve your memory, help you connect with patients and provide a better understanding of the history of medicine.
Dr. Jock Murray, the former dean of the medical school and founder of our Medical Humanities-HEALS program, currently leads the History of Medicine component of the HEALS program. For more on the importance of the humanities in medicine, read Dr. Murray's article, Knowledge and wisdom.