Spring on the York College campus

Humanities

The field of Medical Humanities brings to scientific medicine a rich variety of understandings of health, illness, community values, analyses of different approaches to health care delivery, and examines the relationships among technology, meaningful care, and policy. Medical schools, practices, and health advocates are increasingly calling for this humanities approach.

This year we are bringing in experts on the interactions between medicine and literature, the history of autism, and medical exploitation in research. In addition, our own faculty are reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.  

Tana Welch poses for a photo while standing outdoors in a space with lush green grass and tree leaves behind her.
Tana Welch, Poet and Associate Professor of Medical Humanities at Florida State

Cultural Series: Humanities