Humanism in Medicine is made up of a number sub-programs and groups that coordinate and work together to merge health and creativity at all levels of The Ohio State University Medical Center and College of Medicine.


To create a more humanistic environment in which to care for our patients, educate our students and residents and pursue meaningful research.

Medicine and the Arts: 

To celebrate the medical center community through the healing presence of the arts.

Medicine and the Arts Roundtable:

To foster a collaboration among those engaged in integrating the arts into the continuum of care for our patients, their families, our colleagues and all members of the health care team.

Courage to Teach:

To foster and nurture the creation of a community of medical education faculty and residents that honors the contribution of each individual, that celebrates a diversity of teaching and learning styles and supports a humanistic environment in which to teach and learn.

Humanism in Medicine Student Section:

To provide opportunities for medical students to explore the foundations of the humanistic practice of medicine through service to their peers and the medical center community.

Humanism in Medicine Resident Section:

To create a medical center home for medical residents that embodies the Humanism in Medicine vision through the expansion of Courage to Teach and the establishment of a resident chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Humanism in Medicine Philanthropic Board:

To serve as the umbrella organization for the Humanism in Medicine initiative and to serve as its philanthropic and strategic planning base.