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Directory of Medical Humanities
(New York University)
A searchable database including fields in humanities (literature, philosophy, ethics, history and religion), social science (anthropology, cultural studies, psychology, sociology), and the arts (literature, theater, film, and visual arts) and their application to medical education and practice; a collection of medical humanities syllabi, listed by institution; a list of people and programs devoted to medical humanities in the U.S.A. and abroad.

The Franke Program in Science and the Humanities
(Yale University)
The Franke Program in Science and the Humanities aims to foster cross-disciplinary dialogue, creative collaboration, and research among scientists and humanists. In recognition that the fundamental questions that engage humanists must be informed by basic insights of science, just as meaningful scientific inquiry depends on humanistic knowledge, this initiative promotes innovative thinking at the juncture of two interdependent systems of thought. Among other things, the Franke Program aspires to gather and disseminate information regarding campus activities that join science and the humanities.

Chinese Medicine Webpage
(The Beijinger)
A directory of scholars, institutions, libraries, online and electronic resources, bibliographies and syllabi, news and events.

History of the Health Sciences World Wide Web Links
(History of the Health Sciences Section, Medical Library Association)
A large collection of websites including but not limited to related organizations in the history of health sciences, educational programs (e.g. graduate programs in the history of medicine), libraries and archives with relevant material, bibliographies, databases, and specific diseases.

History of Medicine: Online Syllabus Archive
(National Library of Medicine)
An extensive list of course syllabi indexed by professor, title, institution, and subject heading.

History of Medicine Website
(University of Pittsburgh)

Recent Dissertations in the Medical Humanities
A selective guide to recent dissertations in the medical humanities, listed according to topic
Medical Humanities Websites
An extensive collection of URLs related to medical humanities, art and medicine, bioethics, history and literature of medicine, multimedia resources, and databases.

Letters to a Third Year
(University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio)
A unique humanities project started through the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, in which fourth year medical students offer an in-depth perspective on their third year of medical school in the form of written letters.

Program for Humanities in Medicine
(Yale University School of Medicine)
The Program for the Humanities in Medicine aims to provide the Yale medical community with a healthy dose of literary and visual art that relates to the human condition. We offer a biweekly lecture series open to the medical community and the public, provide humanities content to medical school courses, and support student and faculty projects in the medical humanities. While our website is under construction, please visit our Facebook page at

Program in Narrative Medicine
(Columbia University)
The website includes a list of upcoming events taking place on Columbia’s medical campus, medical student activities related to the arts and humanities, coursework and electives offered, as well as a bibliography of

Wellcome Library Internet Resources
(Wellcome Library, London, UK)
A gateway developed by librarians at the Wellcome Library, with links to categorized resources in biomedical ethics (BioethicsWeb), history of medicine (MedHist), and science communication and public engagement with science (Psci-com).

UCL Medical Humanities Resource Database
(University College of London)
An online, searchable database designed to complement the multi-institutional NYU literature, arts, and medicine database, the website provides educational resources for those interested in the use of arts and humanities in medical education and research. Also includes a searchable database of syllabi.

Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
(Yale University School of Medicine)
Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics focuses its attention on bios or life, and the way we have helped, broken and abused it. Our primary focus has been, and will continue to be, biomedical ethics, but we are increasingly putting time ans resources into issues related to ecology, environmental ethics, and care for nonhuman animals.

Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicines
An online clearinghouse for poetry, literature, and other student and physician-authored writing pieces that deal with the experience of medicine through the humanities and arts.

Yale Medical Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 2008, the Yale Medical Symphony Orchestra is an all-volunteer orchestra featuring members of the Yale medical community.

Yale Section of the History of Medicine
(Yale University School of Medicine)
The Section of the History of Medicine is a freestanding unit in the Yale University School of Medicine engaged with research and teaching in the history of medicine, the life sciences, and public health.

Yale Medicine
(Alumni Magazine for Yale University School of Medicine)
On a bi-annual basis, the alumni magazine publishes numerous stories surveying life at YSM, including the lives of students and faculty, current research, events of interest around campus, and letters to the editor.