Support Programs in the Division of Medical Humanities

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“The spirit of the humanities is the greatest single gift in education.” - William Osler, MD

One of the core components of NYU Langone’s Division of Medical Humanities is the Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database and Magazine, an open access collection of more than 3,000 annotations of works of literature, art, and performing arts that provide insight into the human condition. Originally created in 1993 as an educational resource for the medical community, LitMed has grown exponentially over the years, attracting a wide audience of health professionals and trainees, patients, caregivers, and the general public.  

The annotations are written by an interdisciplinary editorial board of clinicians, medical students, and humanities scholars from NYU Langone and across the country. It is widely recognized as a vital resource in the field of medical humanities.

I hope that you will contribute to LitMed’s ongoing success by supporting the work of the Division of Medical Humanities and ensuring that LitMed continues as an open access site. Your help is critical to update the site with new features and a more user-friendly interactive interface. 

In addition to the LitMed Database and Magazine, the Division of Medical Humanities offers electives, special events, and a weekly newsletter. These programs help to broaden the education of physicians-in-training and provide them with a better understanding of the human condition, which ultimately improves patient care. The study of the medical humanities has been shown to enhance critical and reflective thinking, observational skills, and understanding of the social and cultural aspects of health care.

Your support is vital. Thank you in advance for your generosity and interest in medical humanities. 


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This campaign supports: Medical Humanities Fund

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