Whether you are a patient, student, faculty, staff, or just browsing, we have something to offer you. Our department, the first to be situated in a College of Medicine, is dedicated to the Penn State missions of teaching, research, and service. Our courses are woven throughout the medical school and residency curriculum and our scholarship is multidisciplinary and cutting edge. We are leaders in the study of End-of-Life care, prevention of child abuse, and relational behaviors. Our service activities include clinical care, community outreach, arts and healing, the Farmer’s Market, global missions, as well as many others.
Since our founding in 1956, the Department of Humanities has been a leader in promoting care that is humanistic, compassionate, and technically excellent. Our commitment to respecting every patient’s individual needs continues to be a hallmark of our educational, community, research and clinical priorities.