Mainstreaming the medical humanities in a Caribbean medical school

  • P Ravi Shankar Xavier University School of Medicine
  • Christopher Rose Xavier University School of Medicine
Keywords: Caribbean, Curriculum, Medical Humanities, Movies, Students, medical, Teaching, small group

Abstract

Medical humanities (MH) is using subjects traditionally known as the humanities for specific purposes in medical education. The first author of this manuscript had previously facilitated MH modules in the Himalayan country of Nepal. Since January 2013 he has been facilitating a module for first semester undergraduate medical students in Aruba. The second author has been co-facilitating the module since the last four semesters. In this manuscript the authors described how MH has gradually become more accepted and mainstream and the institution. They also briefly mention the use of movies with a medical theme and activities to further develop on and expand issues addressed during the MH module.

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Published
2016-01-20
How to Cite
Shankar, P. R., & Rose, C. (2016). Mainstreaming the medical humanities in a Caribbean medical school. Research & Humanities in Medical Education, 3, 1-5. Retrieved from https://www.rhime.in/ojs/index.php/rhime/article/view/20
Section
Perspective