AMSA Humanities Institute
February 1-3, 2013
Sterling, VA (AMSA National Office)
Sponsored by Brown University Program in Arts and Medical Humanities, Department of Emergency Medicine
Featuring Healers' Voices: Open Mic Night sponsored by Stony Brook University Center for Medical Humanities
(Selected Registrants Only)
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. 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.
Sample sessions may include the following topics and more:
- Narrative Medicine
- Writing for Advocacy
- Medical Journalism
- Art, Perception, & Diagnosis
- The Physician-Poet
- Writing for Wellness
- One-on-One writing feedback from guest faculty
- Healers' Voices: Open Mic Night
- Well Student Workshops: yoga, nutrition, managing stress, & more!
- Rita Charon, MD, PhD, Author, Physician & Director of Columbia Univ Program in Narrative Medicine
- Jay Baruch, MD, Writer and Emergency Physician
- Maria Basile, MD, Surgeon-Poet
- Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, Herbal medicine expert
- James Borton, MA, Academic, Blogger and Writer
- Richard Bronson, MD, Physician-Poet
- Rachel Hammer, MD/MFA Candidate, Medical Humanities Student Leader
- Veneta Masson, RN, MA, Nurse-Poet
- Rebecca McAteer, MD, Medical humanities educator
- Nancy Morgan, MA, Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center Writing and Health Initiative
- Linda Raphael, PhD, Director of Medical Humanities, George Washington University
- Anna Reisman, MD, Director, Yale Internal Medicine Residency Writers Workshops
- Carrie Runde, ND, Integrative Medicine expert
- Pete Thomson, Editor of The New Physician
- Caroline Wellbery, MD, PhD, Editor of American Family Physician
- Anna Willieme, MFA, ArtMed inSight Director
Please see the flyer here for more information.
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.
Applicants selected to participate will be expected to pay tuition fees:
- Members: $249
- Non-members: $299
Tuition includes lunch on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as well as 3 nights of hotel accommodations (up to 4 same-gender persons to a room; although an option for 2 can be offered for a higher price. There is also an option to opt-out of gender-based room assignments). Program fees will also be used to offset the cost of developing the educational program, including resource materials and administrative support. Please be aware that the institute organizers have worked hard to provide participants with a unique, enjoyable, and educational experience while keeping costs to a minimum.
Participants will be responsible for all other meals and travel expenses, including airfare and/or ground transportation.
The AMSA Humanities Institute is part of AMSA Academy.
Please see the AMSA Academy website for more information.