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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

Celebrated opera soprano raises her voice in awareness of cardiotoxicity

Opera singer and cancer survivor, Bárbara Padilla, shares songs and her story with Zucker School of Medicine. |Read More|

Barbara Padilla
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


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

The Power of Art & Humor in Medicine. Join Elyse Miller for a workshop. Dec 4, 2019, 12:30-1pm

Confronting the Racist Patient a dramatic presentation by the Medicine in Theater Group, followed by discussion. January 14, 2020, 6-8p.mMore Information

Share Your Artwork for our annual art exhibit. Open to Students, Faculty and Staff at Zucker School of Medicine, Hofstra University and Northwell Health

SUBMIT Your Original Written or Art Work for Narrateur, Reflections on Caring

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