Drew University

Caspersen School of Graduate Studies

Medical Humanities

Address:

36 Madison Ave

Madison, NJ 07940

United States

Phone:

1-973-408-3111

Fax:

1-973-408-3242

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master's in Medical Humanities, Doctorate in Medical Humanities, Certificate in Medical Humanities

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Humanizing healthcare is the mission of the Medical Humanities program at Drew University. The curriculum melds academic inquiry with real world experience to prepare students for careers throughout the healthcare industry. Students participate in practicums at hospitals, non-profits, and other healthcare organizations throughout the greater New York City region. Close faculty mentorship guides graduate students through rigorous research and practical experience, which prepares them for careers as healthcare professionals and advocates.

Coursework                          

Certificate of Research Ethics (15 credits) meets the seven NIH core competencies. Students complete five mandatory courses: Foundations of Research Ethics; International Research Ethics; Research Ethics and Law; Social, Cultural and Religious Issues in Research; and the Ethical Conduct of Research and Research Oversight Practicum.

Certificate of Medical Humanities (15 credits) requires the completion of 3 mandatory courses - Biomedical Ethics, Medical Narrative, and Clinical Practicum - and two elective courses are taken as seminars.                 

Master of Medical Humanities (33 credits) requires the completion of 10 courses, including 4 mandatory courses - Biomedical Ethics, Medical Narrative, Clinical Practicum and Thesis Research.. All MMH candidates must complete a 50–75 page master’s thesis.        

Doctor of Medical Humanities (45 credits)  requires the completion 12 courses, including four mandatory courses - Biomedical Ethics, Medical Narrative, Clinical Practicum and The Joy of Scholarly Writing. All DMH candidates must complete a 150–220 page doctoral dissertation. Prerequisite: All DMH applicants must have an MMH or recognized master’s degree in medicine, a medically related field or the humanities.

Accreditation:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Baccalaureate College—Liberal Arts

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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