Medicine and the Humanities International Program (MHIP)

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Launched in April 2016, Medicine and the Humanities International Program (MHIP) is founded on a multilateral partnership between University of Ottawa, University of Lyon (UDL), Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine (SJTUSM) and Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM). This unique English-French bilingual program enables students and professors to experience the history of medicine, art, literature, philosophy and human sciences across multiple cultures and languages to foster critical thinking, the development of professionalism and empathy.

The first MHIP summer school was held in July 2017 in Ottawa and was a resounding success. The University of Lyon hosted the second summer school in July 2018 in France, while the third MHIP summer school was jointly hosted by SJTUSM and SHUTCM, in July 2019.

The latest edition of the MHIP summer school was hosted virtually by the University of Lyon in July 2020 and covered the topic of Artificial Intelligence and Health Relations In Pandemics

Interested to learn more? Watch this amazing bilingual 38-minute documentary (YouTube link) on the 2020 MHIP Summer School, or view the bilingual teaser below!  

The 2021 edition of the MHIP Summer School will be hosted by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ottawa and will be centered around the theme of Healthcare in a post-COVID world. Stay tuned for more details! 

Read more on the Medicine and Humanities Program on the Department of Innovation in Medical Education website. 

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