“Studying philosophy as part of their education enables medical students to reflect on their own values and beliefs and to explore their sense of self. By addressing some fundamental human questions and by investigating the mind-body connection, students will develop a more holistic approach to patient care and will gain further insights into the patient’s experience. Philosophy allows medical students to become more compassionate and aware that a patient is not merely a body affected by specific symptoms but a person with their own life story, feelings and beliefs.”

Dr Luca Di Gregorio, Philosophy Tutor