These semi-monthly seminars are a regular gathering of faculty, students, clinicians, and others interested in the intersections of theology, medicine, and culture. See a list of speakers and topics below, and see the Events Calendar for more information about each seminar. We are excited to announce the availability of continuing education credit in association with our TMC Seminar Series. See details below.* Presented in collaboration with the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine.


Registration is free, open to the public, and will give access to all online seminars in the series for the 2022-2023 academic year.

TMC Seminar Series Fall 2022

Please note, all seminars will take place on Fridays, 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET*

*Except for the session on September 23, which will be held 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET


September 9, 2022: Brett McCarty, ThD

“Churches Promoting Recovery: Faith-Based Responses to Substance Use Issues”


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September 23, 2022: Brian Volck, MD, MFA, in conversation with Martha Carlough, MD, MPH

“The Art of Living as Creatures”

*Special co-event with TMC’s Practice & Presence gathering, 3:00pm – 4:00pm*


October 7, 2022: Kristin Collier, MD

“Reimagining a Theology of Medicine”


October 21, 2022: John Swinton, BD, PhD, RMN, RMND

“Can a Pill Do What the Holy Spirit Could Not?: Psychiatric Medication, Personhood, and Living Faithfully with Mental Health Challenges”


November 11, 2022: Emily R. Smith, PhD

“The Science of the Good Samaritan”


TMC Seminar Series Recordings

For recordings of past seminars, see tabs below. For a preview of all audio recordings, see our playlists on SoundCloud or iTunes.


*Continuing education credit will be attendance-based and only available to those who participate in the live seminar sessions.  Participants will need to register a Duke OneLink account (See instructions here). A text code will be provided at the start of each seminar for those wishing to receive credit.  See additional details below.

Continuing Education credits available for: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and chaplains.

Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development is authorized by IACET to offer up to 0.1 CEUs for each activity.

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In support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

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Category 1: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurse CE: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this activity for up to 1.0 credit hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.