Literature and medicine: a short course for medical students

Med Educ. 1988 Jul;22(4):265-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2923.1988.tb00752.x.


A course on literature and medicine for medical students is described. A wide range of books, plays and poems were used with medical and non-medical themes. Students enjoyed the course and particularly welcomed the non-medical components. The staff learned at least as much as the students. Several book lists were developed with input from the students. Such a course might have a part to play in several parts of the medical course, such as in the teaching of ethics.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Education, Medical, Undergraduate*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Literature*
  • Male
  • Students, Medical