Department of Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Our Department

The Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics believes that the medical humanities and bioethics are integral components of the field of medicine. The Department offers courses that encourage reflection on core human values in medicine that are essential elements needed to prepare medical students and other health care providers to provide humane, empathic and ethical care.  This involves addressing of the individual, the family and the community with interventions that are sensitive to cultural, religious, socioeconomic, and ethnic diversity.



The Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics addresses the health needs of Missouri by training future health providers and engaging in research and scholarly activity in medical humanities and value-oriented bioethics.