Department of Humanities in Medicine
Texas A&M College of Medicine

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Department Head

Patricia K. Watson M.D. Department Head, Humanities in Medicine

Assistant Director

Sharon Alderete

Associate Department Head

Mark Sicilio, M.D.


Humanities in Medicine, founded at the inception of the college, is a charter department in the College of Medicine. The mission of the Department of Humanities in Medicine is to apply the humanities to the human condition through education, research and service. In the process, we will enhance/instill respect for history, traditions and diverse heritage of our patients and fellow professionals. We will do this by focusing on these core set of attributes: Ethics Altruism Professionalism Leadership Responsibility and Accountability Caring Compassion Communication Excellence in Scholarship Respect