A major in medical humanities is intended primarily for undergraduate students entering the field of healthcare. We have many pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-physician assistant and nursing students but we also have students who are pursuing careers in allied health fields such as pharmacy, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. We also have students who are interested in pursuing careers in health education, public health, community health and healthcare administration-all of whom are well-served by this course of study.
Our graduates are employed by hospitals and clinics of all kinds, in fields ranging from primary care to , any medical or surgical specialty or subspecialty you can imagine-and in any clinical area, such as physical or occupational therapy departments, radiology departments, emergency rooms-the possibilities are endless. You will also find our graduates in pharmacies and other ancillary medical services, and serving as health educators or working in public health departments.
The question "what can I do with a degree in medical humanities?" is often asked. It is important to remember that a degree in medical humanities is not an end in and of itself. What a degree in medical humanities can do is provide graduates with a foundation that is deep and wide, preparing them for the next step in their journey to working in or around the healthcare professions.