Cert. of Prof. Achv. Online

Narrative Medicine

692 USD/credit 10380 USD/full
692 USD/credit 10380 USD/full
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Narrative Medicine at Columbia University is an interdisciplinary field that brings powerful narrative skills of radical listening and creativity from the humanities and the arts to address the needs of all who seek and deliver healthcare.


Narrative medicine enables patients and caregivers to voice their experience, to be heard, to be recognized, and to be valued, improving the delivery of healthcare.

Key Features 

  • The non-degree, online Certification of Professional Achievement in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University prepares health professionals, writers, and scholars to apply the skills and values of narrative understanding to improve outcomes for both patients and caregivers.

Programme Structure

  • The program is developed specifically for students who seek ways to bring narrative methods into their current careers.
  • The curriculum introduces students to the principles and practice of narrative medicine through rigorous courses that promote intellectual growth, interpersonal relationships, and personal insight. Students will practice designing and evaluating narrative training interventions in clinical settings.

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15 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • $95.00 nonrefundable application fee (U.S. currency)
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Statement of academic purpose (No more than 750 words)
  • Your Résumé
  • Students whose native language is not English must include proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10380 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 692 USD per credit
  • National

    10380 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 692 USD per credit


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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