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Literature and Medicine

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by fiatslug, May 10, 2000.

  1. fiatslug

    fiatslug Senior Member Physician 10+ Year Member

    May 8, 2000
    I'm very interested in how (if) medical schools incorportate the humanities-- the history of medicine, literature/drama/poetry, etc. into the traditional gore & guts curriculum. I am starting med school at UC Irvine this fall, and I want to know what other schools are doing. I know NYU has some kind of literature & medicine web-based database-- anyone know what they do with it?

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  3. Mugsy1974

    Mugsy1974 Junior Member

    May 9, 2000
    Brooklyn, NY, USA

    at most schools the first two years are mostly devoted to the basic sciences and some introductory clinical experience, while the third year is devoted to clerkships. the good news for you is that during fourth year many schools (at least mine does)offer a 'humanities in medicine' elective. if that isn't enough for you, consider starting a literature club. many schools already have one.

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