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Humanism in Medicine

The goal of the Humanism in Medicine group is to create a more humanistic environment in the College of Medicine. From compassionate patient care to enthusiastic and innovative teaching, we look for ways to make the OSU College of Medicine experience one that fosters life-long learning, excellence in patient care, and support for leading-edge research. To that end, we are moving forward in several areas under the Humanism in Medicine Initiative. This student-led and created program helps to build a support system for emerging physicians and offers various avenues to foster the arts in medicine. The arts-focused groups include the MedArts Gallery, Visual Arts, Photography, Writer’s Group, Theatre/Film Arts, Dance in Medicine, Music in Medicine (encompassing the Professional School  Orchestra), and UltraSound A Capella. The support-focused groups include Candy Apple Awards, Life Events, Random Acts of Kindness, Mentorship Program, HiM Fall Retreat, Somali Health Initiative and Nutrition Education (SHINE), Language and Cultural Exchange (LACE), MedPaws, Movies in Meiling and Cultural Cooking. HiM also provides support to Educators with Heart, the Bowen Circle, and the Medical Heritage Center.


Executive Board


Cat Coombes

Gitanjali Das

Grace Lee

Walter Wang

Melissa Zhou



Dr. Linda Stone


Humanism in Medicine Student Section

Cultural Cooking

Dance in Medicine

Ether Arts

LACE (Language and Cultural Exchange)


Movies in Meiling

Music in Medicine



RAK (Random Acts of Kindness)

Theater & Film Art

Writers Group