Humanities in medicine: experience at Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, India

Manjiri Phansalkar, Thomas Alexander, Susan Solomon, Renu G’Boy Varghese

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2018.052


Abstract

A few institutes in India have started a programme of Humanities in Medicine (HiM) on a small scale. In 2014, the Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) decided to begin an HiM programme for undergraduate students and this has been conducted successfully for the last three years. The major strengths of the programme have been its formal integration within the curriculum and the contributions of a large number of enthusiastic, talented and motivated faculty. In this report, we wish to trace the evolution and implementation of the HiM programme in our institution

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