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Humanities and Arts Helps Medical Students Develop Empathy

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An article posted on the Association of American Medical Colleges website points to just how important the arts and humanities can be for successful physicians. According to the article, “As science and medicine continually change, there has been a growing recognition that studying the arts and humanities may help learners develop qualities such as professionalism, self-awareness, and communication skills that are increasingly important for physicians.”


PCC offers a host of medical-related programs including nursing, medical imagine, and dental assisting to name a few. By taking some humanities and arts courses along the way, students may find that they are ultimately more successful in these fields. As the article notes, “Bringing the humanities and arts into medical education is one way to help students form deeper connections with patients, maintain joy in medicine, and develop empathy and resiliency.”