• About Us

    Our mission

    The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities (CBMH) provides a platform from which ethics and professionalism are incorporated into the curriculum of UMMC schools and training programs as core values of our learning, service and research communities. Our mission, however, goes further to equip faculty, staff and students with skills to better understand the socio-cultural context in which modern health care takes place. Appreciation of this context deepens our engagement with the human aspects of disease and its treatment, enriching our understanding of how patients experience illness and injury. The CBMH achieves this mission through:

    • Ethics curriculum development
    • Professionalism education
    • Consultation regarding ethical dilemmas in health care
    • Research into social and cultural determinants of health
    • Exploration of the medical humanities (history, anthropology, literature and philosophy)