Minor in Medical Humanities

Wayne State's Minor in Medical Humanities is a captivating journey that bridges the gap between science and the human experience in health care. This interdisciplinary exploration delves into the intersections of medicine, ethics, literature, culture and history, offering a unique lens through which to understand the complexities of health care.

The medical humanities minor challenges students to contemplate the ethical, social and emotional dimensions of medicine, shedding light on the often-overlooked human aspects of health care delivery. Through the study of medical narratives, ethical dilemmas and the cultural contexts of health care, graduates with this minor gain a profound understanding of the patient-provider relationship and the broader societal impact of health care decisions. The Minor in Medical Humanities helps cultivate empathy, critical thinking and ethical reasoning, equipping future health care professionals and advocates with a holistic perspective on the healing arts. It's a transformative experience that recognizes that medicine is not just a science but also a deeply human endeavor.