About IHPM

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The Interdisciplinary Humanities Pathway to Medicine Program at Wake Forest
provides undergraduate students majoring in the humanities or the arts and minoring in Interdisciplinary Humanities a vibrant intellectual education to prepare for, and be
assessed for admission to, Wake Forest School of Medicine. Successful participants will
complete both undergraduate and medical degrees. These participants trained in the
humanities or arts, as well as the sciences, will enrich the education of themselves and their peers during medical school and be ready to marry clinical skills with training in
interdisciplinary humanities and a strong commitment to patient care and societal need upon completion of their MD degree. 

Kristy Tayapongsak whois a 3rd year medical school student. Here is a quote from Kristy: “Coming out of high school, I had strictly labeled myself as a math and science person,” says third-year Wake Forest medical student Kristy Tayapongsak (’11). “If you had asked me about majoring in the humanities, I would have laughed. But majoring in religion in tandem with taking pre-med classes gave me the best of both worlds. What I love about religion is the overlap between what I learn inside the classroom and how I live outside of it.”

“Coming out of high school, I had strictly labeled myself as a math and science person,” says third-year Wake Forest medical student Kristy Tayapongsak (’11). “If you had asked me about majoring in the humanities I would have laughed. But majoring in religion in tandem with taking pre-med classes gave me the best of both worlds. What I love about religion is the overlap between what I learn inside the classroom and how I live outside of  it.”

Please direct inquiries to Tom PhillipsDirector, Wake Forest Scholars; Co-Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Humanities Pathway to Medicine.  phillito@wfu.edu / (336) 758-7749