The TMC Initiative seeks the renewal of health care by bringing in-depth theological formation to the church’s health care practitioners. TMC creates opportunities for students, clergy, and health care practitioners to reimagine and to re-engage contemporary practices of health care in light of Christian tradition and the practices of Christian communities. We do this through formational programs, fellowship, public events and lectures, and a growing network of Christian health care workers. 

About TMC

Learn more about the heart behind the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative from our faculty, staff, and alumni.

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TMC Formational Programs

TMC offers both residential and hybrid online formational programs at Duke Divinity School. These programs are open to current and future students in any of the health professions, as well as practicing clinicians and health care administrators.
TMC Fellowship
Our residential fellowship program is aimed at current and future practitioners in any of the health professions, as well as those whose vocations involve full-time work in health-related contexts. The fellowship can be completed in 1 year (by completing the Certificate in Theology and Health Care (R-CTHC) or in 2 years (by completing the Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.).
Hybrid Online Certificate
Our hybrid online programs are aimed at clinicians and others whose vocations involve full-time work in health-related contexts (including public health workers, hospital administrators, therapists, and counselors). Our hybrid online program can be completed in 1 year, through the Certificate in Theology and Health Care (H-CTHC). In this flexible hybrid format, students come together for two separate weeks in person at Duke University and then join for eight months of online learning.
Dual Degrees & Programs
Our dual degrees and programs with the Duke School of Medicine include 1-year and 2-year options with the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program; and an option that integrates with the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (O.T.D.) 3-year program.
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“I have experienced the TMC fellowship as a precious and undeserved gift. Even as an undergraduate student, I longed to connect my interest in becoming a physician and my christian faith. I was thrilled to come to Duke as a TMC fellow between my second and third years of medical school. Before, I felt as if I was pursuing these questions alone. Now I have a community of friends pursuing them alongside me.”

Upcoming Events

Join us for lectures, workshops, conferences, and more.
Fri, Sep 13, 2024 | 2pm - Sat, Sep 14, 2024 | 6pm | Duke Divinity School

Practice & Presence: A Gathering for Christians in Health Care

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School invites you to register for Practice & Presence: A Gathering for Christians in Health Care, to be held in Goodson Chapel on September 13-14, 2024.

Fri, Sep 13, 2024 | 3pm - Fri, Nov 8, 2024 | 2pm | Zoom

TMC Virtual Seminar Series Fall 2024

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative's semi-monthly seminars are a regular gathering of faculty, students, clinicians, and others interested in the intersections of theology, medicine, and culture.

Fri, Sep 13, 2024 | 3 - 4:15pm | Zoom

You Have Made Your People Hear Hard Things: Jazz and Medicine as Moral Practice

Theological ethicist Patrick Smith joins physician joins writer Brewer Eberly to explore jazz and medicine as moral practice.

News & Features

Warren Kinghorn Casts a Christian Vision for Mental Health Care
July 16, 2024
Dr. Warren Kinghorn, M.D., Th.D., has written a new book, "Wayfaring: A Christian Approach to Mental Health Care," published July 11, 2024 by Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Divinity School Course Explores Christian Approaches to Mental Health Care
June 5, 2024
A new Divinity School course employs trauma-informed teaching to handle sensitive topics in online teaching.
TMC Affiliate Faculty and Hybrid CTHC Alumni Create “The Project on the Good Surgeon” for Surgical Residents
December 11, 2023
Certificate in Theology and Healthcare helps students think more critically about finding meaning in work and being able to empathetically connect with and understand patients of all kinds of traditions and backgrounds.

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