AMSA Humanities Institute
Generously Sponsored by the Arnold P Gold Foundation and Brown University Dept of Emergency Medicine / Clinical Arts and Humanities Program
February 14-16, 2014
Sterling, VA (Washington, DC)
The Humanities Institute is designed for students who appreciate the power of using creative expression to bear witness to their patients and their own experiences in medicine. Participants will be encouraged to learn how to analyze and share stories of illness with the goal of improving their skills of diagnosis, facilitating healing, education of patients and physicians. This institute incorporates narrative medicine, creative writing workshops and the arts, along with hands-on sessions that explore topics of student wellness and avoiding burnout. Sessions are led by guest faculty physicians, authors, and wellness experts. This is also an opportunity for students to form lasting relationships with other students and faculty passionate about the incorporation of the humanities into medical practice and fosters a supportive environment for creative expression. The AMSA Humanities Institute is an intensive experience with both didactic and experiential learning components. It combines student-led and field expert-led sessions. This year, participants may also have the opportunity to contribute to a post-institute publication. AMSA institutes are open to pre-medical, medical, resident, and allied health members.
Sessions Topics to Include:
- Narrative Medicine
- Writing for Advocacy
- Medical Journalism
- Art, Perception, & Diagnosis
- The Physician-Poet
- Writing for Wellness
- How Language Shapes the Illness Experience
- One-on-One writing feedback from guest faculty
- Healers' Voices: Open Mic Night
- Well Student Workshops: yoga, nutrition, managing stress, & more!
Possible Speakers Include:
- Rita Charon, MD PhD
- Jay Baruch, MD
- Therese Jones, PhD
- David Biro, MD
- Gretchen Case, PhD
The AMSA Humanities Institute is an intensive experience with both didactic and experiential learning components. It combines student-led and field expert-led sessions. AMSA institutes are open to pre-medical, medical, resident, and allied health members.
Program fees for selected applicants are being covered by the generosity
of our sponsor, the Arnold P Gold Foundation and Brown University Dept of Emergency Medicine / Clinical Arts and Humanities Program.
- Members: $0
- Non-members: $0
Registration includes breakfast and lunch for each day of the program as well as 3 nights of hotel accommodations (Thu-Sat, 4 same-gender persons to a room). Participants will be responsible for all other meals and travel expenses, including airfare and/or ground transportation.
AMSA National Headquarters
45610 Woodland Road - Suite 300, Sterling, Virginia 20166