In the Religion and Spirituality Scholarly Concentration, medical students will be introduced to major spiritual traditions, spiritual concepts in health, and the ways they interact. These include religious traditions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, and also non-religious spiritual traditions such as feminist spirituality, western humanism, and secularism. Spiritual concepts include personhood, belief, hope, meaning-making, compassion, cure/healing, and suffering. Course sessions will be led by a spiritually diverse faculty, with discussion of spiritual traditions preferentially led by leaders within those traditions.
All coursework is offered virtually. Scholarly project locations vary by project.
Curriculum and Timeline
Students completing the Religion and Spirituality concentration fulfill the same core curriculum as students in other concentrations. The didactic components provide a strong academic and experiential foundation in religion and spirituality that will be vital for completion of the core curriculum project and product.