Explore Medicine from a New Perspective

Join our Medical Humanities Initiative (MHI) and learn to examine medical education and the practice of medicine through a variety of lenses.

You'll help faculty in interdisciplinary research that takes multiple approaches to the body and health, including the evolution of medicine from a historical perspective, medicine as a cultural practice and the body as a symbol and text. Here's an example by Rachel Baer '17.

MHI faculty will help you attend conferences and present your own original research to medical humanities scholars.

What approach do you want to take?

Medical humanities applies the following interdisciplinary fields to medical education and practice:

  • Humanities — literature, philosophy, history, religion 
  • Social sciences — anthropology, cultural studies, psychology, sociology, medicine 
  • Arts — theatre, visual arts, music
Medical Humanities Initiative
Edward S. Slavishak, Ph.D.

Department: History
Professor of History

Email Address slavishak@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4539

Karol K. Weaver, Ph.D.

Department: History
Professor of History


Skin I'm In

8 p.m., Sept. 20, 2016
Isaacs Auditorium

A community storytelling event about the body. Learn more.

The Medical Humanities Initiative sponsors several events on campus each year. Past events have included talks on yellow fever ad public opinion, art as applied medicine and public health in Mexico, as well as the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Historical Association.

Contact Us

Medical Humanities Initiative

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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