Humanities and Healing: Why a humanities education is great preparation for a career in medicine and healthcare

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This panel explores the value of the humanities for those interested in medical careers. Comparative History of Ideas (CHID) alums Marium Raza (medical student at Harvard Medical School) and Dr. Preetma Kooner (faculty member at UW Medicine) will discuss the importance of their UW humanities education for the journeys to medical school and beyond. Advisors from the Department of Biology (Janet J. Germeraad, Andrea Pardo) and CHID (Cynthia Anderson) will provide students advice on how to move through a Humanities BA and toward degrees in medicine, nursing, or other health sciences. This panel will be targeted to students who love the humanities and also want to consider careers in medicine.

This event is cosponsored by the Comparative History of Ideas Department, the Department of Biology, the Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Fund in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Simpson Center for the Humanities, Capillaries: A Narrative Medicine Journal, and the Humanities in Medicine Celebrations.

Light snacks will be served.

March 26, 12-1:30pm

Life Science Building 201

Zoom option available: