Medical Humanities

Exploring the creative side of medicine

Coordinator: Dr. Leigh Meldrum

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 and postgraduate learners
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Movies and other arts events
  • 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. Leigh Meldrum
Humanities Coordinator
Nova Scotia Operational Stress Injury Clinic (OSI Clinic)
210-100 Eileen Stubbes Avenue
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1Y6 CANADA
Tel: 902-460-6225