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The Literature and Medicine Track is a longitudinal academic track designed for students interested in engaging the intersection of literature, narrative studies, medical narratives, and medicine. The aim of this track is to improve narrative competency and communication skills, leading to greater comfort deciphering patient stories; but no less importantly, this track aims to improve the students’ quality of life and to encourage the practice of self-reflection. This course is a four-year longitudinal track. Syllabi vary from year to year; the attached syllabi is from 2021/22. 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

South Atlantic

University or College

Georgetown 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

Literature and Medicine

Terminal Degree of Instructor(s)


Position of Instructor(s)

Adjunct Lecturer; Assistant Professor

Academic Year(s) Active

2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22

Primary Works on Reading List

Charles Yu, Interior Chinatown; Ayad Akhtar, Homeland Elegies; Aminatta Forna, The Window Seat; Maggie O'Farrell, Hamnet; Sally Rooney, Beautiful World, Where Are You; Lydia Millet, A Children's Bible; Aleksandar Hemon, Nowhere Man; and Christy Lefteri, The Beekeeper of Aleppo.

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