Jefferson Humanities & Health

Jefferson Humanities & Health supports student engagement in the arts and humanities to promote essential skills related to healthcare including close observation, critical thinking, communication and empathy.

Throughout the year, our programs highlight the social contexts of health and wellness, lived experiences of diverse individuals and communities, and self-care for health professionals.

Each academic year, Jefferson Humanities & Health explores a thought-provoking theme from a wide range of perspectives. During 2023-2024, the Jefferson Humanities Forum speaker series will bring a handful of multidisciplinary scholars and thinkers to investigate the theme Futures.


Registration has now opened for the 2023-2024 Asano Humanities & Health Certificate

The Asano Humanities & Health Certificate is a co-curricular program that rewards sustained engagement in arts and humanities activities throughout the academic year. All Jefferson students are invited to complete the certificate by attending eight (8) Jefferson Humanities & Health events and completing a reflection portfolio of four (4) reflection prompts.

The deadline to attend events and submit portfolio requirements is Monday, March 25, 2024, 11:59 p.m.

Questions? Reach out to Kirsten Bowen, Humanities Program Coordinator.

The 2023 Edition of Inside Out, Jefferson's annual student-led art and literary journal is available now!

We are moved by the range of media, content, and creativity enclosed in these pages and proud of the work of this 26-member student editorial team and 44 student contributors.

Submissions for Inside Out 2024 will open in Fall 2023!

We are excited to share with you a virtual Opioid & Pain Management course. Regardless of the type of provider you are training to become, opioid prescribing and pain management will be relevant parts of your practice. This 1–2-hour course discusses opioid prescribing by going through 8 cases featuring different patient populations. Our goal is to fill a gap in medical education regarding opioid knowledge and prescribing so that we can prepare physicians to responsibly prescribe and manage patients' pain care.

The course does not need to be completed in one sitting and is currently part of an ongoing research study. We would greatly appreciate your participation and feedback. 

On the landing page there is a summary of the curriculum and cases. Scroll to the bottom and click "Enter Course," then click "Enroll for free." Please don't skip the pre- and post test.

This course can be taken for one credit towards the Asano Humanities and Health Certificate. Access the attendance survey for participation credit here.


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