English major: Medical Professions emphasis

The English for Medical Professions emphasis combines courses from English and Biology to prepare students for careers in healthcare while they also complete some of the pre-healthcare coursework, practice their writing skills, and study the human condition through narrative.

These skills are essential for health-related careers focused on writing and communication. The emphasis also dovetails nicely with existing science and pre-health tracks in other majors, and provides an advantage to UWL students entering into clinical health programs.

A Student graduating from this program will be able to:

1. Articulate the connections among biology, literature, writing, and healthcare.

2. Analyze, interpret, and critique the concepts of health and wellness.

3. Write in a variety of healthcare genres.

4. Describe how literature engages empathy.

5. Increase awareness, acceptance, and understanding of the role of culture on healthcare.