Master of Arts (M.A.)
Students begin the Master of Arts in Medical Ethics and Humanities Program by building a foundation in the medical humanities with theoretical perspectives in ethics. This foundation gives students the tools to critically examine issues and values relevant to health care delivery, research, and the health care organization, as well as the ability to self-reflect, addressing biases and recognizing different viewpoints. All students will be required to participate in a foundations course and a research methods course. Based on students’ interests and career paths, they may choose one of two tracks: medical ethics with an emphasis on clinical ethics, or the medical humanities.
The Medical Ethics and Humanities Certificate Program is designed for health care professionals and students who have the desire to explore ethical issues in the clinical and community settings through the lens of ethical theory and narrative-driven humanities. It is ideal for the busy health care professional or student who wishes to combine clinical practice with ethics consultation, education and research.
Course descriptions for the Medical Ethics & Humanities program can be found in the current edition of the NEOMED Compass, the University Catalog and Student Handbook.