In the ever changing world of medicine, it is important to acknowledge the vast amount of knowledge a physician needs in order to best treat their patients. This type of knowledge comes not only from classroom sciences, but also the physician’s own experiences, which can come not only from patient interactions, but also from reading literature, listening to music, watching visual arts, and periodically reflecting on one’s own self image.
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. 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.
Start Date: January 11, 2023 End Date: April 19, 2023 Meeting Times: Wednesdays, Bi-Weekly 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET
Why will I LOVE this Program?
The ultimate goal of a physician is to achieve the pleasure of seeing the patient’ssmile when they are treated with compassion. This course will help in forming perspectives on a number of current medical issues and pertinent global events.
It proposes that the arts and humanities offer different ways of thinking about humanhistory, culture, behaviour and experiences which can be used to dissect, critiqueand influence healthcare practices and priorities.
You will enjoy learning how to be useful to mankind by providing complete andquality medical care at par with the best in the world to patients from all sections ofthe society along with creating awareness about medical conditions. We will alsodiscuss how to address bigger issues and to commit to a life of self-care and personal well-being.
This scholar program will encourage you to build core values like respect for others,responsibility, integrity and empathy which show an aptitude for providing care to ahigher standard. The course will also touch on medical portrayals in the media andyou will have a chance to show off your artsy side with our final projects.