Achieving the Hours of Credits

1.Curricular components with potential for credits:

a. Community Service Learning (CSL)

Students can apply for up to 30 hours of credit if they participate in a humanities-related CSL activity. The MHC sets criteria for consideration of the award of credits. Students must successfully meet the usual evaluation requirements for CSL.

Examples:

  • Student is using humanities directly in CSL work (e.g. working with music and the elderly in a long-term care facility).
  • Student is using humanities to develop CSL project (e.g. collaborating with the inner city health team developing a humanities-based initiative to enhance health in marginalized populations).

 b. Leadership curriculum

Students can apply for up to 30 hours of credit if their leadership projects are linked to the humanities. The MHC sets criteria for consideration of the award of credits.

Example:

  • Student leads a project to introduce works of art in Roger Guindon facilities.

 c. Interprofessional education (IPE) activities

Students can apply for up to 30 hours of credit if their IPE projects are linked to the humanities. The MHC sets criteria for consideration of the award of credits.

Example:

  • Student has documented participation in the Student Interprofessional Games, currently offered through the Academic Health Council.
2.Student interest groups / Aesculapian Society

Students participating in student interest groups can apply for up to 30 hours of credit for humanities-related work. Documentation of an individual’s participation and role in the activities will be required. The MHC sets criteria for consideration of the award of credits.

Examples:

  • Student participates in the organization and delivery of the student art show.
  • Student participates in the development of a health and humour program for children at CHEO.
3.Faculty of Medicine organized initiatives

Students who participate in the Faculty of Medicine’s various organized initiatives can apply for up to 30 hours of credit. Documentation of participation and role is required.

Examples:

  • Student participates in the artist-in-residence activities.
  • Student participates in the narrative medicine activities.
4.Electives

Students can apply for up to 30 hours of credits in any elective linked to the humanities that meets the criteria set out by the MHC. Documentation of the student’s participation and role in the activity will be required.

Examples:

  • Student completes an elective with CHEO clown Molly Penny.
  • Student completes an elective course in classics, anthropology or English literature.
5.Special project (*mandatory for obtaining the Certificate of Excellence in Medicine and the Humanities)

Students specifically desiring the Certificate of Excellence in Medicine and the Humanities must complete a project that is approved by the MHC. This project may be linked to a previous learning experience e.g. CSL, leadership, IPE projects. The special project must be completed with a report of no less than five pages or an equivalent submission approved by the MHC, and presented during their third or fourth year.

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