Center Seminar Series

The Importance of

the Humanities in Medicine


When teachers utilize any of the modalities of the humanities (literature, music, the visual arts etc.) to enhance the learner’s understanding of the science of medicine, the medical humanities are at work. The process appeals to the learner’s humanity and improves their power to understand themselves and their patients, becoming better healers in the process.


Learning Objectives


After attending this session, participants should be able to:


1. Design a plan to infuse the medical humanities into their existing curricula.

2. Articulate the importance and added value of infusing the humanities into their existing curricula.

Stuart Munro is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and an adjunct professor in the Department of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences at the UMKC School of Medicine. He currently serves as an instructor in the Behavioral Science course and co-director of the Music and Medicine course.


Dr. Munro served and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry from 2002 to 2014, and as Chair of the Department of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences from 2013 to 2015. He also served as president of the American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry from 2010 to 2012.


Monday, February 24, at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for registration and social time

Kansas City Public Library – Plaza Branch, in the Large Meeting Room


This Center Seminar is free to the public; $30 for a certificate of completion for CME or CEU credit payable at the door by cash or check.


For information, contact GKCTPC at 816-512-7438 or


About the Center

The Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center is a nonprofit organization which provides a forum for discussion of theoretical, cultural, and clinical ideas regarding psychoanalysis, as well as networking opportunities for professionals, through community forums, professional workshops and annual film series. Membership is open to any person with a serious interest in psychoanalysis. The Center is the parent organization of the Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute, which provides post graduate training in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. More information about the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center is available at





Continuing Medical Education Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.