CIP Code Update: From now until March 15, 2018, we have an opportunity to suggest a dedicated CIP code for Medical Humanities and Health Humanities by working with our institutional Keyholder or Coordinator for IPEDS (typically, this is your Registrar or Institutional Research Officer), who has received an email with a personalized link to a survey. The survey consists of 4 questions and takes about 1 minute by cutting and pasting these prepared answers.
Once your Keyholder/Coordinator accesses the link through the email sent by Dr. Allan Joseph Medwick (firstname.lastname@example.org), there are 3 questions on the first screen; here are the answers.
- Name of Instructional Program:
Answer: An interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary program that focuses on health, illness, and medicine or other modes of healthcare through one or more humanities discipline. Programs include instruction in the concepts and methods of literary studies; media studies; art, aesthetics, performance, and art history; philosophy; rhetoric; communication; critical theory; cultural studies; religious studies; gender and sexuality studies; music; and area studies. Programs may combine instruction in natural sciences and/or social sciences with humanities instruction.
You can participate in a request for a new CIP code via this survey even if your institution does not have a formal or degree program in the field. This is open to baccalaureate, graduate, and professional programs. The more requests from different institutions, the greater the chance we’ll get a dedicated CIP code for Medical Humanities, Health Humanities, and programs with similar scope under different language.