Gil Ruiz, a distinguished alumnus of Baylor's Medical Humanities Program, is making waves in the realm of government and policy. Gil's journey from Baylor's Medical Humanities Program to Capitol Hill is a testament to the program's transformative impact.
Medical Humanities major, student ambassador, and office assistant, Isabelle Russo, discusses her academic journey at Baylor in an article posted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Congratulations to the 2023 DeBakey Scholars! They are Lily Weir, Marie Boone, Joy Moore, Isabelle Russo, Allen Dao, Mikaela Kim, and Kayleigh Mann.
Grief is an all too common and all too under-discussed experience. Our own Dr. Bill Hoy discusses grief in a Second Rodeo podcast.
"Medical Humanities taught me to communicate complex ideas with empathy. In government, this skill is paramount to drive policies that genuinely impact lives."
"A great deal of health is beyond what I can explain objectively. My foundation in the medical humanities plays a huge role in helping me understand the subjectivity within my patients' experiences of their medical condition."
"Medical Humanities courses helped me consider all aspects of the patient's care, whether from the perspective of society, the healthcare provider, the caregiver, or the patient."
"A lot of people go into college thinking they have to major in one of the traditional sciences to be a good candidate for professional school. However, my background in Medical Humanities helped me learn the vital art and skills of caring for humans - and that is invaluable training for anyone in health care whether they plan to be in pharmacy, medicine, nursing, etc."
"Since before I came to Baylor, health care administration has always been my passion. It's the glue that holds the whole health care enterprise together and medical humanities helps me make sure I keep patients where they belong-at the center!"
Medical Humanities "Gave me a space to think about death and understand how that is going to affect me when patients die. Death is not the enemy of medicine."