The School of Medicine’s new Department of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences was recently featured in a new web blog, Wing of Zock, created as an online community for medical school and teaching hospital faculty, residents, students and executives.
Stuart Munro, M.D., chair of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences, wrote a featured blog discussing the importance of the medical humanities and the School’s role in promoting the humanities into the medical curriculum. In his blog post, Munro writes:
“Medicine demands rigorous intellectual work. For this reason, candidates for the field are carefully chosen for their intellectual capacity and their ability and willingness to work very hard. The medical humanities balance this capacity for intellectual activity and hard work with new ways of seeing and feeling that produce a more effective and satisfied physician and person.”
The Wing of Zock accepts contributions from medical students, residents, faculty and administrators in academic medicine to share successes and best practices to help other academic medical centers work through the transformation of health care.