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About the Minor...

The MSOC minor at Virginia Tech engages students in a field called medical humanities, which focuses on the meanings and experiences of disease, medicine, and health.

Our classes investigate pressing bioethical questions, explore the humanistic aspects of medical practice and research, and seek to understand medicine, illness and health across time periods, cultures, and contexts.

The medical humanities provides an essential education about the nature and power of medicine in past eras and contemporary culture.