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Medical Humanities

Exploring the creative side of medicine

Coordinator: Dr. Joanne MacDonald

The Dalhousie Department of Psychiatry has an interest in promoting the Medical Humanities in education and clinical care. Involvement in the medical humanities provides students, residents and faculty with opportunities to meet interesting people and explore the creative side of medicine and healthcare. In addition to supporting the many programs and events at the medical school, Department of Psychiatry humanities activities include:

  • Annual Student Writing Competition
  • Elective opportunities for students
  • Clinical conference presentations on medical humanities topics
  • Atlantic Film Festival collaborations
  • Sponsoring guest speakers and presentations from outside of medical community

Since 2008, the Department of Psychiatry Humanities Coordinator has been the liaison to Dalhousie University’s internationally-recognized Medical Humanities Program. The Humanities Coordinator advocates for the humanities within the department, ensures distribution of news and information regarding events of the Medical Humanities Program, arranges preceptors for elective students, and collaborates with partners at the medical school and in the community.

Questions or Contributions:

Dr. Joanne MacDonald
Humanities Coordinator
Room 5034, Suite 502
Charter House Offices
1465 Brenton St.
Halifax, NS  B3H 3T3  CANADA
Tel: 902-470-8722
Email: joanne.macdonald@dal.ca