The Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics, chaired by Rita Charon, MD, PhD, is the newest department in the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Students pursued research topics ranging from HIV prevention to cutaneous T-cell lymphoma to the relationship between psychosocial distress and stroke risk.
A century after women were first admitted to P&S, application and enrollment numbers of women and men at P&S are roughly equal.
On Match Day, 167 students at P&S learned which residency program they will attend for their medical training after graduation.
James Barnett could have been one of the first African-American graduates of P&S but he was expelled in 1850 after other students complained he was "colored."
As a graduate student at P&S in the late 1930s, Charles Drew conducted research that helped perfect the science of blood banking.