The project Philosophy of Personalized Medicine in Practice (PROMISE) is an empirically informed philosophical analysis of how personalized medicine affects primary care practice. Personalized medicine is promised to improve disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention through integration of genomic data and other health data. According to proponents, the implementation of personalized medicine in primary care has lagged behind scientific development, a situation often attributed to the lack of core competences in genetics among health professionals. Yet, not much is known about how primary care physicians view these competences, nor about how visions of personalized medicine relate to the existing roles and professional identity of GPs. Similarly, more knowledge is needed about how GPs experience the increasing “datafication” of health care in their daily practice. PROMISE explores such questions in order to inform the debate about the implications of personalized medicine for medical education and the organization of the health care system in general.

The PROMISE project is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (Project 1 grant 0132-00026B).

Project group

Sara Green, Department of Science Education, Section for History and Philosophy of Science (PI), Assistant professor, tenure track
Melanie Weilguny, Department of Science Education, Section for History and Philosophy of Science, PhD student

Project period

September 1, 2020 to January 1, 2025.