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Humanities in Medicine I, Rush University

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This course examines how empathy, observation and interpretation impact one’s experience of literature and the arts. Particular attention will be paid to the ways in which observation and engagement with the arts parallels observation and engagement in patient care. Individual sessions will focus on the role of temporal and professional perspective in describing medical events, differences and similarities in observational skills in the arts, and medicine and the use of movement and drama exercises to examine how one experiences and is experienced by others. Course activities will include museum visits, movement activities, acting exercises, and reading and writing about selected works of literature Elective only. This information has been collected for the Post-Discipline Online Syllabus Database. The database explores the use of literature by schools of professional education in North America. It forms part of a larger project titled Post-Discipline: Literature, Professionalism, and the Crisis of the Humanities, led by Dr Merve Emre with the assistance of Dr Hayley G. Toth. You can find more information about the project at Data was collected and accurate in 2021/22.


Subject Area


Geographic Region

East North Central

University or College

Rush University

Funding Status


Endowment (according to NACUBO's U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change* in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20) ($1,000)


Annual Tuition and Mandatory Fees 2021-2022 ($) (Resident; Non-resident, where applicable)


Course Title

Humanities in Medicine I

Terminal Degree of Instructor(s)

PhD Clinical Psychology

Position of Instructor(s)

Associate Dean of Medical Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences

Academic Year(s) Active

2012/13; course may be longer running, but archives unavailable

Primary Works on Reading List

Margaret Edson, W;t; and Lorrie Moore, Birds of America.

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