As an introduction to the TMC Fellowship, this video profiles alumnus Dr. Benjamin Frush, a medicine-pediatrics resident at Vanderbilt, whose experience as a Theology, Medicine, and Culture Fellow at Duke Divinity School gave him eyes to see Christ in his patients.
The Fellowship in Theology, Medicine, and Culture (TMC Fellowship) equips participants wisely and faithfully to engage their callings to health care through a combination of formal academic study with spiritual formation, mentoring, weekly seminars, church and community-based practicums, and semi-annual retreats. The TMC Fellowship is open to students and practitioners in any of the health professions, as well as to others whose vocations involve full-time work in health-related contexts.*
The fellowship offers scholarship support for theological study and formation at Duke Divinity School through either a one-year or two-year fellowship track. Starting in the 2019-20 academic year, we will be offering a limited number of merit-based full-tuition scholarships for fellows who enroll in the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program at the Divinity School.
The first year in each track promotes intensive integration of theological study, spiritual formation, and theological reflection on practice. The second year, if elected, promotes the further development of fellows as scholars and teachers at the intersection of theology and health care.
*What about chaplains? Since those pursuing chaplaincy undertake theological education in the normal course of their training, we accept applications only for currently practicing chaplains intending to pursue further theological education (such as a ThM).