An Online Learning Community and Course (October 2016 – February 2017)
The Medical Humanities Scholars Program is a series of interactive lectures and discussions that aim to identify the core human values needed to become an effective and successful physician. Scholars will also gain a better understanding of current events that relate to Medicine, and will be introduced to the impact of culture and arts on medicine. Webinars will include speakers that will lead discussions which will help scholars increase their knowledge of the daily topic. We hope you will join us on this exciting journey as we learn more about the many aspects of medicine and broaden our understanding of how to become an effective and well-rounded physician.
The Medical Humanities Scholars Program will consist of one or two 1.5-hour webinar meetings per month. The webinars will be held on Mondays from 8 pm – 9:30 pm ET from October 2016 through February 2017. Webinar sessions will be led by guest physicians, scientists, or other experts in their fields. Prior to the webinar, scholars will be expected to review materials (readings, videos, discussion forums, etc.) assigned by the Course Directors. Preparation for each webinar should take one hour of your time or less. During the presentation, scholars are given the opportunity to share experiences, ask questions and to reflect; but will be done so in an orderly manner at the instruction of the Course Directors. Additionally, participants in the Medical Humanities Scholars Program will be expected to complete a Final Project, which will be presented to other students within the course and/or at the AMSA National Convention in February 2017. Participants are expected to use the knowledge acquired during the program to create the Final Project. Depending on the concept of the project and dedication of the participant, the Final Project can take a few hours, weeks or months to create.
Why will I LOVE this Scholars Program?
By the end of this course, students will:
- Identify a plethora of medical modalities practiced in diverse communities
- Understand the Basic Medical Ethics necessary to become a compassionate and effective physician
- Develop perspectives on a number of current medical issues and pertinent global events
- Commit to a life of self-care and personal well-being
- Introduce others to topics learned within Medical Humanities
- Empower themselves to think outside-the-box and Dedicate themselves to a lifetime of learning