Medical Humanities Retreat

The purpose of the Medical Humanities Retreat is a time for reflection on the sacred nature of a vocation in the healing arts. This retreat, first envisioned by Dr. Mike Attas, has always been the heart and soul of the Medical Humanities Program.

You can expect to hear amazing speakers who aim to broaden the minds of students by considering specific passages of scripture.

This year’s retreat comes from the book of Matthew. MAKING ROOM FOR THE POOR with special guests, Lydell and Raquel Lettsome. Questions explored during their presentations include: What does Jesus have to say about caring for the poor among us? Are his words relevant in today’s political climate? How can scripture inform the work we are called to do and the ways in which we are called to serve the poor, both locally and abroad?

The retreat is centered around a few meals and discussion of important topics in the medical humanities community. We thoughtfully encourage students to learn more about the medical humanities field and to foster relationships with those in the field. It is a great way to show students both the ethical and religious aspects of medicine.

Our retreat agenda usually include:

Breakout sessions

Personal conversations with faculty and guest

Q&A with Baylor alums who are currently in medical schools

Meals and worship together

Community building among students, faculty and guest


We encourage students and faculty from all disciplines and departments to attend. Please join us for this very special event!