The health of the liberal arts

Wander through Emory's medical education building, and you'll find large lecture halls, simulation labs and, yes, a practice room for musicians. That room is just a small, tangible sign of the importance of the liberal arts to health sciences at Emory. "The intellect that is pursuing new things is what leads us to having an impact in all fields," said Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Wright Caughman, who served as a panelist during a fall forum of the Commission on Liberal Arts that was cosponsored by the Office of the Provost. His words reflect those of another panelist, President James Wagner: "Through the liberal arts, we are preparing life-ready citizens."