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Health & Humanities Research Seminar: Liberal Arts & Medical Practice

Location: Hybrid: Texas Union (T-House Suite 3.312) & Livestream

Address: 2308 Whitis Ave., Austin, Texas 78712 | View Map »

Date: Monday, October 3, 2022

Time: 4–5:30 p.m.

Contact: Phillip Barrish

About the Event

The Humanities, Health and Medicine program is excited to host a panel discussion on the theme of “Liberal Arts and Medical Practice.” The panelists will discuss the role liberal arts training plays in, for example, how they conceive their mission as doctors, how they think about their professional identity and how they practice medicine in clinical settings.

Three of the four panelists — Ganesh Palapattu, M.D., FACS; Rebecca Teng, M.D.; and Craig Hurwitz, M.D. — were undergraduate majors in UT’s College of Liberal Arts who are now practicing physicians. The fourth panelist, Michelle Raji, is a current fourth-year student at Dell Medical School who majored in English and Creative Writing as an undergraduate.

The panel will include ample time for audience Q&A and discussion and will be followed by a reception.

Get more information and register for the event. Select either in-person or virtual attendance.

The Health and Humanities Research Seminar is sponsored by: The Humanities Institute, The College of Liberal Arts through the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities #1, Greg Hemphill, M.D. and Brenda B. Hemphill, Tom Vetter, M.D. and Imelda Vetter, and friends and supporters of the Humanities Institute.