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Humanities in Medicine Program

The Humanities in Medicine Program provides opportunities for the students, faculty and staff of the Zucker School of Medicine, as well as of the Northwell Health System and Hofstra University, to partake in the arts, literature, history and the humanities. These experiences are designed to help healthcare professionals develop the broader perspectives necessary to understand the true impact of illness on patients’ lives. By encouraging healthcare professionals to pursue their interests and passions in the arts, the Humanities in Medicine Program also assists them in finding and maintaining the essential balance necessary for them to be their best selves, both professionally and personally. 

The Humanities in Medicine Program houses the Osler Society of the Zucker School of Medicine, a forum dedicated to pursuing the humanities among healthcare professionals. No-fee membership in the Osler Society is open to all faculty, students and staff of the Zucker School of Medicine and its affiliated entities, and all programming is provided free of charge and is open to members of the public. The Humanities in Medicine Program operates under the direction of the Dean’s Office.

Humanities in Medicine - Program Highlights

The Osler Society explores the ethical bounds of human testing through theater

Flowers for Algernon is powerful story focusing on the ethics of human experimentation on the intellectually disabled |Read More|

Flowers for Algernon Performance

Postpartum Depression Panel

More than the baby blues: aspiring clinicians listen and learn about postpartum depression. |Read More|

Post Partum

Celebration of Visual Arts

For some, art provides a necessary outlet to the stresses of medicine |Read More|

Fifth Annual Celebration of Visual Arts

Upcoming Events

When the Helper Needs Help Recognize the signs of stress and get help when needed/Dance as a means of relieving stress workshop. Aug 6, 2019, 12-1:30pm

Barbara Padilla, LIVE! A vocal performance by Americas Got Talent runner up and cancer survivor Barbara Padilla/discussion on the cardiac implications of cancer treatment. Oct 17, 2019, 6-8pm

STUMPED Meet Will Lautzenheiser, quadruple amputee and double arm transplantee and hear his story of tragedy, loss and resilience, and how comedy has helped him cope. Nov 13, 2019, 6-8pm

Laughter is the Best Medicine Join Elyse Miller for a workshop on using comedy as a coping mechanism to avoid burnout. Dec 4, 2019, 12:30-1pm

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