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Should We Be Testing Doctors for Empathy? Creighton School of Medicine’s Nicole Piemonte, PhD, shares why empathy and compassion are such critical parts of the medical humanities with Quartz At Work.

Piemonte Featured Guest on Humanities Podcast

The School of Medicine Department of Medical Humanities reflects Creighton’s commitment to the liberal arts as the foundation of its nine schools and colleges. By including disciplines outside of medicine, the department will emphasize the need for healing that goes beyond the physiological.

To provide the training required to bring about such healing, the department faculty will come from all corners of the university and share the goal of forming well-rounded and empathetic physicians, educated in the liberal arts and driven by Jesuit values.

Some of the electives that will be offered to medical students include, Death, Health and Dickens; Creative Writing Workshop for Future Physicians; Is Race Real? Racialization in Medicine and Science; Childbirth and Social Justice and Physician’s Vocation Program Year 1: Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality in Medicine.