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Medical Humanities

Learn the skills to help others and do well for yourself by contributing to the emerging paradigm of a holistic healthcare experience. Employers and graduate programs are increasingly placing a premium on people who combine a strong foundation in science with the soft skills of research, analysis, and communication. In LVC's medical humanities major, you'll learn the fundamentals of the liberal arts from natural sciences to languages (English or Spanish).

Medical humanities majors will have the flexibility to double major or minor in several disciplines, study abroad, or develop a personal interest. Adding a medical humanities major will help to make you more competitive for admission to medical school or other health professions graduate programs.

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You’ll be ready to bridge the gap between provider and patient, and between fundamental scientific knowledge and culture, to promote a holistic engagement for the increasingly diverse communities in their use of the healthcare system. Those who take the optional suite of classes in Spanish will develop the language skills to help meet the demands of a growing Spanish-speaking population.

In Their Words

Whether you plan to join the workforce or attend a medical or health professions graduate program after earning your medical humanities degree, our faculty will support, encourage, and guide you from your very first class on campus. We take great pride in graduating majors who help improve our country’s healthcare system and support their patients or clients along the way.
Dr. Ivette Guzmán Zavala, Professor of Spanish