New Graduate Program Announced

Applications are now open for a new NEOMED graduate degree program: Master of Arts in Medical Ethics and Humanities.

The program provides an opportunity for students and health care professionals to examine how health system stakeholders shape and are shaped by the meaning and value of health, disease, illness and disability. This collaborative program intends to capture the meaning and value of medicine through clinical ethics training and medical humanities education.

While NEOMED is the degree-granting institution, elective coursework will be initially available through The University of Akron, Kent State University and practicum experiences at partner clinical institutions. The curriculum is intended to deepen medical knowledge and skills while enhancing patient care.

The curriculum for the new program was envisioned and designed by Julie Aultman, Ph.D., Michael Blackie, Ph.D., and their team in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, with the support of department chair John Boltri, M.D.

Dr. Aultman will serve as the program director. It is expected that this degree program will begin enrolling students in Fall 2017.

More information will be made available on March 24 with the launch of NEOMED’s newly designed College of Graduate Studies microsite. Applications are open now through May 1. Apply to the Master of Arts in Medical Ethics and Humanities program.

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