The Meaning of Medicine


Dr. Kristin Collier delivers the keynote for the White Coat Ceremony at the University of Michigan Medical School, despite the objections of some students to her pro-life beliefs.

About Our Guest

Kristin Collier, MD, FACP is an assistant professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Michigan where she serves as the director of the University of Michigan Medical School Program on Health, Spirituality and Religion.  She received her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed her internship, residency and chief residency at The University of Michigan Hospitals. Her academic interests are in the overlap of spirituality, religion and medicine and her peer reviewed work has been published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the Annals of Internal Medicine, The Journal of General Internal Medicine, the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She also has had writings published in Notre Dame’s Church Life Journal, Theopolis, and America Magazine.

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