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The Medical Humanities supports research and reflection that results in an array of multimedia projects, ranging from scholarly publications to photo-ethnographies to documentary film or art installations. Explore the different galleries below to glimpse at the creative and insightful works by students and faculty.


Through the Eyes of a Medical Student
Harras Zaid
UCSF Campus Sites. MORE
Through the Eyes of a Medical Student
Harras Zaid
Beginnings and Endings. MORE
Through the Eyes of a Medical Student
Harras Zaid
The UCSF Operating Room. MORE
Anobel Odisho
Completed as part of an Area of Concentration. MORE


Red Dress Fashion Show
Kaelynn Wang and Madalene Mandap
A tribute...MORE
History of MRI
and Bio - Entrepreneurship

Brian Dolan, PhD
This documentary by Professor of Medical Humanities...MORE


Epistolary Medicine
Dolan, Goren & Perlis
This Lancet article, co-authored by Professor Dolan, medical student Nira Goren and Director of UCSF’s Art for Recovery program Cynthia Perlis, examines how written correspondence between cancer patients and students improves communication skills. MORE
Brain Cutting
Emma Samelson-Jones
Medical student Emma Samelson-Jones published this creative short story in Pulse, Voices from the heart of medicine, as part of her writing portfolio prepared for the Area of Concentration in Medical Humanities course at UCSF (2009). MORE