Student & Alumni Testimonials
"By looking back at the history and roots of diseases and medicine it really helped further the understanding of modern day practices and opinions in the medical field. Wanting to go into a medicine based field myself I found it very valuable to learn about the social mindsets around diseases rather than just the scientific facts to know the roots of how certain social stigmas came to be."
2016 Goldwater Scholar
"Medical humanities offers a really valuable opportunity to examine the social side of medicine. It's so easy to forget that beyond the molecules and pathologies, there are real people whose interactions, perspectives, and mentalities have an enormous impact on the field of medicine."
Biological Sciences Major
"The medical humanities certificate at Purdue is a valuable opportunity for students particularly interested in pursuing careers in the healthcare field. Beyond the biomedical sciences courses required for students to understand the science behind medicine, medical humanities provides the depth and context necessary to build well-rounded and compassionate future healthcare professionals."
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