We all know that making it through medical school is one of life’s greatest challenges, but is it worth the long hours and sleepless nights? And are medical students able to maintain some semblance of a social life? Can they even, pray tell, be successful and –– married? To find answers to these and other questions, we turned to one of Baylor’s best and brightest couples, who are both attending Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston.
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” Those immortal words of Charles Dickens are being taken to heart by Baylor Arts & Sciences students as they give thousands of hours of service to others each year.
Dr. Eric Cassell, physician, clinical professor, and author is the most recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Humanities, presented by Baylor University’s Medical Humanities Program.
The Medical Humanities Retreat looks at the study of medicine from a holistic viewpoint, incorporating not only the science and logic behind the study of medicine, but the emotions and the heart behind it too. The 15th annual Retreat was focused around the passage Ezekiel 37:1-14. Dr. Mike Attas, local cardiologist and Episcopal priest served as keynote speaker.
Dr. Bill Hoy, a professor of the Medical Humanities Program at Baylor, developed and created a new course for the program called End of Life Care and Bereavement. The course was officially offered to students in the fall of 2013.
The Role of Virtue in Medicine Series: Philosophy and Medicine, Vol. 114 Marcum, James A. 2012, 2012, XIV, 244 p. 12 illus. Hardcover, ISBN 978-94-007-2705-2
Discusses the philosophical issues surrounding the notion of virtue in the practice of clinical medicine. Addresses the crises of care and professionalism in modern medicine through the notion of virtuous physician.