Department of Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Curriculum & Courses


The Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics is responsible for oversight and management of the following courses:

  • Fundamentals of Practice (MED 9110 I, II, III, IV)
  • Docent Team Experience I, II, III, & IV
  • Hospital Team Experience (MED 9221)
  • History of Medicine (MED 9310)
  • Patient, Physician and Society I & II (MED 9482 and 9484)
  • Clinical Practice of Medicine I & II
  • Behavioral Science (MED 9472)
  • Medical Terminology (MED 9115)
  • Medical Humanities Courses
    • Medicine and Literature
    • Medicine and Music
    • Medicine, Law and Bioethics
    • Medicine and Film
    • Medicine and Body Image
    • Medicine, War and the Arts
    • Medicine and the Visual Arts

The Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics is also responsible for oversight and support of:

  • The Sirridge Office of Medical Humanities and Bioethics
  • The International Medicine and Global Health Program
  • The Human Factor, a publication devoted to the medical humanities
  • The Marjorie S. Sirridge M.D. Outstanding Women in Medicine Lectureship
  • The William T. Sirridge Medical Humanities Lectureship

The Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics is also responsible for the oversight and support of a variety of student organizations and service learning activities including:

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • The Osler Society of Greater Kansas City
  • The Osler Honor Society
  • Reach Out and Read
  • Roo Boo Dance Marathon for the Children’s Miracle Network
  • The Sirridge Office of Medical Humanities Healing Arts Contest
  • The Medical Humanities Interest Group
  • The Global Health Interest Group