The nation's premier undergraduate program-in the context of Christian community-developing capable, compassionate leaders working for wellness in our world.
This fall, the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP) will be presenting its inaugural award named in honor of retired Baylor University philosopher Dr. S. Kay Toombs.
The Medical Humanities Program is proud to announce the 2022 DeBakey Scholarship recipients. Pictured here with Dr. Barron are: Isaac Montgomery, Marigrace McDowell, Molly Shoemaker, Katie Hutcheson, Hunter Walker, Alison Jung, and Nevaeh Gomez.
Congratulations to the 2021 DeBakey Scholarship Recipients: Maya Ewing, Esther Jeong, Ebun Ojo, Caitlin Banks, Alexa Vielledent, and Claire Ramos.
Dr. Lauren Barron, the inaugural DeBakey Chair of Medical Humanities, shares how the program partners the humanities with science education to holistically prepare those going into the medical field.
"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."