Humanities in Medicine Program

The Humanities in Medicine Program provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff at the Zucker School of Medicine, Northwell Health, and Hofstra University, to learn about important issues in medicine through a study of the arts, literature, history and the humanities. 

These programs are designed to help healthcare professionals develop the broader perspectives necessary to understand the true impact of illness on patients’ lives. In addition, 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. The Osler Society is open to all faculty, students and staff of the Zucker School of Medicine and its affiliated entities. All programming is provided free of charge and many are open to members of the public with prior registration. The Humanities in Medicine Program operates under the direction of the Dean’s Office.


Virtual 2022 Celebration of Visual Art show

What's Happening!


Check out the Spring/Spring 2022 Osler Society Newsletter

Narrateur, Reflections on Caring, Submit your work at by January 9, 2022

Share your artwork with us at our next Celebration of Visual Art exhibit.  

Join us Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 6:00-7:30pm, ZOOM as students, faculty and staff perform The Manic Monologues, a play depicting true stories of mental illness and resiliency.

Students are welcome to join a basic anatomy art lesson and in collaborative art project when Art & Medicine Collide. Wednesday, February 3, April 6, 2022, 6:00-7:30 p.m., ZSOM ZOOM

Join us for a dramatic performance of  It’s Not About the Damn Food by actress and playwright, Anna Snapp, as she portrays real stories told by real people with eating disorders. Wed, March 9, 2022, 6:00-7:30p.m., ZSOM/ZOOM

Join us for a musical theater production of Still Standing, with Anita Hollander, who lost her leg to cancer in 1977. POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Come Dance with Us, as we welcome the Let’s Groove Dance Troupe, for a program on Down Syndrome.  Fri, April 29, 2022, 12:30-2:00p.m., ZSOM

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Lisa B. Martin, JD
Director, Humanities in Medicine/Contracts Manager
Assistant Professor of Science Education

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