The Program on Medicine & Religion

Promoting scholarship and discourse regarding medicine and religion

The Program on Medicine and Religion at the University of Chicago is a leading forum for scholarship and discourse at the intersection of medicine and religion. Despite ample evidence that religious faith often animates clinicians’ practices and that patients’ experiences of illness are often mediated by faith, the relationship between medicine and religion is rarely studied. The Program on Medicine and Religion aims to fill this gap by conducting rigorous empirical, historical, theological, ethical, and legal scholarship to enrich our understanding of the meaning of illness and the myriad ways that religion and medicine both respond to the human predicaments of illness, injury, disability, suffering, and death. Read More

Research Internship Opportunity: The Initiative on Islam & Medicine

The Initiative on Islam & Medicine under the Program on Medicine and Religion within the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago is offering internship and experienceship opportunities on projects related to American Muslim health experiences and Islamic bioethics. Team members will work under the direction Dr. Aasim I. Padela, MD, MSc.

In addition, we happy to work with medical or graduate students such that they can gain research elective credit or other forms of credit for their internship. Read more.