The Rice Medical Humanities Club is an undergraduate organization that focuses on medicine
as an interdisciplinary field. All of our events explore a different connection between the humanities, social
sciences, natural sciences, and medicine.
The 2016 Medical Humanities Symposum is "Remembering Our Roots: Keeping the Cura in Cure". It was
held on Saturday, November 12, 2016.
The Medical Humanities symposium is an annual event that covers a
broad range of topics in human health. Speakers have ranged from literature professors to primary care
physicians to art therapists. The inaugural year’s theme (2013) was Bridging the Gap, the subsequent
year was Grey Matter: Controversies in Medicine (2014), and the one after was Serving the
Fall 2016 Coffee/Pizza Chats Intro to Medical Humanities and Ethics The Body in Ancient
Medicine Medical Humanities Chat with Baylor Medical Students Near-Death Experiences
provide an informal setting to get to know chosen topics in MedHum, and a faculty speaker from Rice or the
neighboring community. Past coffee chat topics have included gender and biology, religion and mental health,
transgender health, and narrative medicine.
In order to see Medical Humanities in the real world, we have a series of community engagement events that
involve volunteering in health-related settings.