• To provide education in humanities and ethics across the health professions,
  • To develop insightful, useful humanities and ethics scholarship for the academic community and lay public, and
  • To provide clinical services across the UAMS system and Arkansas Children’s Hospital that brings to bear the insights of the humanities in order to impact positively patient care and help develop a culture of ethics across the enterprise.

In a world of rapid scientific and technological advances, medicine faces increasingly complex human problems and possibilities not foreseen by or included in traditional medical education. Since its establishment in the early 1980s the Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics has addressed these complexities through: