National Guild For Community Arts Education

About Banner

Forgot Password?

Enter your email below to help retrieve your password.


Forgot Password?
Home > About > News and Events > News > Field News > Medical Schools Institute Arts Education Programs

See what’s happening at the Guild, our members, and the Community Arts Education Field. Filter news items using the buttons below.

Medical Schools Institute Arts Education Programs

« Back

Image for Medical Schools Institute Arts Education Programs

Dec 10, 2015

The Boston Globe reports that Harvard Medical School, amongst other top quality medical schools across the county, is launching initiatives aimed at using “drama, dance, and literature to help medical students become empathetic and reflective doctors.” Other medical programs are taking similar steps: Yale School of medicine requires students to examine paintings in order to improve observation; at Columbia, incoming medical students complete a narrative medicine course; and at Penn State College of medicine students can take a comics and medicine course.

“There is, on a national level, increasing support for this kind of activity,” said Dr. John Prescott, chief academic officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

According to the Boston Globe, “despite the competing pressures—standardizing care, technologizing care, quickening care, streamlining care, fragmenting care, sub-specializing care—the medical humanities movement is gaining more institutional support from medical schools.”

Learn More
 

This resource brought to you by the National Guild for Community Arts Education. www.nationalguild.org