Study the Humanities While Preparing to attend UNE’s College of Osteopathic Medicine
There are many paths to a medical career and considerable evidence shows that studying the humanities as an undergraduate improves “understanding of the experiences and perspectives of patients, families” and their fellow professionals — thus making better doctors.* The HuMed program embraces this reality and is unique among colleges and universities in the United States. It allows exceptional students to study either a single humanities discipline or to take part in the Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities program, complete necessary science courses (maintaining a 3.6 or above GPA), and earn an interview for admission to UNE’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.
*Richard Meakin & Deborah Kirklin, “Humanities special studies modules: making better doctors or just happier ones?” Medical Humanities 26/1 (June 2000)