What Kind of Doctor Do you Aspire to Be?


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The Interdisciplinary
Humanities Pathway
to Medicine Program
recognizes the value of
the humanities in preparing individuals to undertake the study and practice of medicine. The interdisciplinary humanities train students to: examine the  historical, linguistic, cultural and aesthetic contexts in which we live; explore and attend more fully to the enduring question of what it is to be human; and think deeply and critically about, and respond creatively to, the complex circumstances in which we find ourselves. The intellectual practices of the humanities, together with the experience of producing a capstone thesis that addresses the intersection of the humanities and medicine, have the potential to impact students in ways that will enhance their future effectiveness as physicians treating and interacting with patients drawn from across different life circumstances and contexts. The Interdisciplinary Humanities Pathway to Medicine is but one of many means by which students in the humanities, at Wake Forest and elsewhere, might prepare for and enroll successfully in Wake Forest School of Medicine or another medical school.  

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Please direct inquiries to Tom PhillipsDirector, Wake Forest Scholars; Coordinator,
Interdisciplinary Humanities Pathway to Medicine.    
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   Phone:  (336) 758-7749