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Drew University Launches The Medical Humanities Book Club

Students dive deep into medical humanities literary and academic works

June 2022 – Drew University’s Medical and Health Humanities department has launched The Medical Humanities Book Club.

The virtual book club, open to all students and affiliates of Drew University’s Medical and Health Humanities program, meets monthly to discuss a mix of academic and literary works related to the field of medical and health humanities.

Doctor of Medical and Health Humanities student Crystal King Wallner G’25 spearheaded the formation of the club. “The Medical Humanities Book Club serves as a place where we can convene to discuss medical humanities topics and ideas, while also diving deeper into some great works of the field.”

Monthly book selections are made through The Medical Humanities Book Club’s website. Previous reads include The Wounded Storyteller: Body, Illness & Ethics by Arthur Frank and Awakenings by Oliver Sacks.

Meetings and book selections are also announced on the club’s Instagram page. The group is hosting a summer check-in and informational meeting on Friday, July 1 at 4 p.m. All medical and health humanities students and affiliates are welcome to attend.