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Carthage will offer a new interdisciplinary minor in medical humanities starting fall 2024.

A minor in medical humanities holistically prepares students graduating in health sciences to become patient-centered, ethically knowledgeable, and culturally competent practitioners in the art of medicine. However, the minor is open to all Carthage students who are interested.

Medical humanities helps students explore an interdisciplinary approach to learning about and building essential skills, including cultural competence, communication, ethics, social skills, and service orientations that are required for graduate programs for health professions but are seldom featured explicitly in natural sciences coursework.

Virtual information sessions

Learn more about the medical humanities minor during an information session. All sessions are the same and include a brief presentation and Q&A.

  • Thursday, April 4
    2:30-3:30 p.m., Zoom
  • Thursday, April 4
    6-7 p.m., Zoom
  • Friday, April 5
    10:30-11:30 a.m., Zoom

Upcoming events

All events are free and open to everyone.

Tuesday, April 9

Stigma: Our Words Matter
4-5:30 p.m., Campbell Student Union Auditorium
A look into the spoken, written, and implied language that creates barriers to access of behavioral healthcare. This event’s guest speaker is Kari Foss, director of the Kenosha County Division of Aging, Disability, and Behavioral Health Services; chair of the Opioid Settlement Advisory Executive Committee; and co-chair of the Kenosha County Substance Abuse Coalition.

Friday, April 12

Three Toxic Myths about Rest…And Their Antidotes
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Hedberg Library 159 (Niemann Media Theater)
This event’s guest speaker is Benita Jackson, PhD, MPH; professor of psychology; director of the Society, Psychology, and Health Laboratory; and advisor for the Five College Consortium Program in Culture, Health and Science at Smith College.

Tuesday, April 23

Prescribing Trust: The Essential Integration of Public Relations and Crisis Communication in Healthcare Practice
4-5:30 p.m., Campbell Student Union Auditorium
This event’s speaker is Colleen Palmer, PhD; assistant professor of public relations, CDM Department at Carthage College; and member of the Public Relations Society of America.

Sponsoring Department, Office, or Organization:

Division of Arts and Humanities, Communication and Digital Media Department

For more information, contact:

Prof. Lynn Brownson: Director, Medical Humanities Program and Associate Professor of Communication/CDM:, 262-551-6329