A review of medical humanities curriculum in medical schools (pp. 289-297)
Authors: Michael Lam, Breanne Lechner, Ronald Chow, Leonard Chiu, Nicholas Chiu, Henry Lam, Marko Popovic, Milica Milakovic, Carlo DeAngelis, Edward Chow, and Blair Henry
Abstract: This paper reviews the current status of medical humanities courses in Canadian undergraduate medical school curricula as a foundation for ethics and professionalism training. It studies relevant literature and compares the course offerings of the 17 Canadian medical schools as presented on the official school websites and course calendars. It discusses how medical humanities courses have grown to become an integral part of the medical education syllabus in many schools. Programs specifically dedicated to humanities are also reviewed.