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The McGovern Center offers humanities certificates to students of UTHealth’s McGovern Medical School and School of Dentistry.
Since 2007, the McGovern Center has offered students the opportunity to enrich their medical humanities education through participation in:
- elective courses,
- lecture series,
- volunteer opportunities,
- writing workshops, and
- directed research programs.
Our unique certificate program encompasses all four years of medical school and confers a special designation and dean recognition upon graduation.
Our program is also a recognized member of the Scholarly Concentrations Program.
In 2015, the McGovern Center joined forces with the UTHealth School of Dentistry to offer a Clinical Humanities Certificate Program—the first of its kind in any United States dental school.
The Clinical Humanities Certificate Program at the School of Dentistry encompasses all four years of dental school training, with structured programs and learning opportunities that allow students to reflect, share, and work together to enhance their individual and collective capacities to see and care for the patient. Students completing this program have their certificates conferred at a banquet in May each year. They also receive recognition at the School of Dentistry Senior Awards Banquet and special designation at graduation as a John P. McGovern Humanities Scholar.