Students attending the Penn State College of Medicine find humanities principles and content throughout the curriculum. With the oldest Humanities Department in a college of medicine in the country, humanism has been built into our history and woven into the fabric of our curriculum from our inception.
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Humanities Throughout the MD Program
Humanities Awards, Grants and Scholarships
The Department of Humanities offers a variety of awards, grants and scholarship opportunities for students. Click on the individual links below for more information.
The Thomas V. N. Ballantine Award
K. Danner Clouser Student Research Award
The Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine Grant
Gold Humanism Honor Society
Become a member of the student editorial board or submit your creative writing, art or photography to Wild Onions, the department’s annual publication of poetry, prose, and visual art. For more information visit sites.psu.edu/wildonions.
View the online version of Wild Onions
Students have the opportunity to work with our individual Department faculty as an advisor for medical student research. Please contact individual faculty members if interested in conducting research within Humanities.