Dr. Neidle is professor and chairman of the Department of Pharmacology of the New York University College of Dentistry and professor in the Basic Medical Sciences Group of the Graduate School of Arts and Science. She is on the executive board of The Humanities Council and has been active in the council since its foundation.
Bringing humanities into dental education. A modest experiment
Version of Record online: 6 APR 2007
Copyright © 1982 The Alliance for Continuing Medical Education, the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education, and the Council on CME, Association for Hospital Medical Education
Möbius: A Journal for Continuing Education Professionals in Health Sciences
Special Issue: Medical Humanities
Volume 2, Issue 3, pages 89–104, July 1982
How to Cite
Neidle, E. A. (1982), Bringing humanities into dental education. A modest experiment. J. Contin. Educ. Health Prof., 2: 89–104. doi: 10.1002/chp.4760020313
- Issue online: 6 APR 2007
- Version of Record online: 6 APR 2007
New York University College of Dentistry and The Humanities Council of New York University have, since 1978, participated in a unique experiment in which an attempt has been made to make humanities courses available to dental students. Two kinds of humanities courses have been offered—optional, non-credit seminars, and so-called selectives, which all first-year dental students are required to take. The background for the decision to include humanities in dental education is considered, the characteristics of the dental student and the nature of dental education are discussed, details of the various humanities programs at the dental school are presented, and conclusions are drawn about the value of the program.