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Narrative Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis

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posted on 2022-07-06, 16:21 authored by Post Discipline AdminPost Discipline Admin
The course aims to create a learning climate conducive to motivating and inspiring fourth-year students to read specific pieces of literature and reflect on their meaning as it relates to them as physicians-in-training and to their patients, past, present, and future. The course will be conducted as a graduate seminar with time for reading, writing, and reflection. This one-month elective will be offered yearly to MS IV students interested in an interdisciplinary-based approach to patient care, with focus on the humanities. Faculty from multiple disciplines, including Obstetrics-Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology, Bioethics, Liberal Arts and The Regenstrief Institute will participate. Students will meet three days/week for one month. Elective only. Note that Indiana University, Indianapolis also offers a graduate certificate in Medical Humanities, featuring relevant courses that use literature and storytelling. For more information, see 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

Indiana University, Indianapolis

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)

37086; 62543

Course Title

Narrative Medicine

Terminal Degree of Instructor(s)

DMH (Doctor of Medical Humanities)

Position of Instructor(s)

Assistant Professor and Director of Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program

Academic Year(s) Active

2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22, 2022/23

Course Enrolment


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