Links and Resources

Use these links and resources to learn more about the importance of the Interdisciplinary
Humanities Pathway to Medicine Program and to learn about related programs and resources throughout our campuses.



American Medical Association Committee on Bioethics and Humanities.  The AMA-MSS Committee on Bioethics and Humanities (CBH) is responsible for facilitating student discussion on interesting and relevant topics in medical ethics and to heighten awareness of all the opportunities the AMA Ethics Standards Group has to offer students. CBH also works to facilitate discussion of ethical issues on MSS listservs as well as promote an online version of the AMA’s monthly bioethics journal, Virtual Mentor.

AMA American Medical News (articles on medical ethics)

“Challenging Traditional Premedical Requirements as Predictors of Success in
Medical School: The Mount Sinai School of Medicine Humanities and Medicine
By David Muller, MD, and Nathan Kase, MD

“At Some Medical Schools, Humanities Join the Curriculum”  By Randy Kennedy, New York Times,  April 17, 2006

Narrative’s Medicine By Rachel Adams, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Mar. 6, 2011

“The Unintended Value of the Humanities” By Stephen J. Mexal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 23, 2010

“Medical Schools Prepare Students to Navigate a New Flood of Biodata”  By Scott Carlson, The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 26, 2013

“Seeing the Difference”: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Death, Dying, Humanities, and Medicine”  Christina Marsden Gillis, Journal of Medical Humanities (see ‘Books and Journals’ section below for WFU library locations and online access; also available at

TED Talk: “Abraham Verghese: A doctor’s touch”  July 2011 (18 min. 32 sec.)

National Endowment for the Humanities Project: Medicine and the Humanities. Part I.  The Online Encyclopedia of the 1918-19 Influenza Epidemic.  By Joel Wurl, June 14, 2012
Part II.  Henry R. WInkler Center’s Albert B. Sabin Archives.  By Joel Wurl, June 22, 2012
Part III. Medical Heritage Library


Humane Medicine by Miles Little, Cambridge University Press, 1995.  ZSR Library R727.3 .L565 1995

Humanity in Healthcare: The Heart and Soul of Medicine by Peter Barritt and Iona Heath, Radcliffe Medical Press, January 2006.

Journal of Medical Humanities (from Spring 1989 to 12/31/1996 in Springer Online Journal Archives; from 01/01/1997 to present in SpringerLink; in Z Smith Reynolds Library Print Holdings)

Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine.  From 2006 to present in ZSR electronic journals.

The Place of the Humanities in Medicine by Eric J. Cassell, Hastings Center, Institute of Society, Ethics, and Life Science, 1984.  ZSR Library, R723 .C4283 1984

Virtual Mentor: American Medical Association Journal of Ethics  

Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine.  Free electronic journal available at