This week, a bit of a departure from our usual format. M2 Eric Wilson files a report on how medicine and the humanities, and specifically writing, are interacting with each other in ways that not long go would have seemed unlikely. Medical schools either have or are beginning to embrace the humanities as a way to build empathy and reflect on how medicine is practiced. Our own Carver College of Medicine, part of ‘The Writing University
‘, was naturally among the first to celebrate the fit between writing and medicine by establishing a Writing and Humanities Program for its students.
|Serena Fox, Louise Aronson, and Rachel Hammer
If you’re pre-med, a medical student, or a doc yourself, and you’ve been trying to reconcile a love for writing and art with a love for medicine and science, Eric’s interviews with poet and critical care doc Serena Fox, geriatrician and fiction writer Louise Aronson, and Mayo Clinic med student Rachel Hammer will give you some comfort. As they each prepared to visit Iowa for the eighth annual Examined Life Conference, they talked about what writing offers them in their practice of medicine.
Listen to Episode 032: Medicine and the Arts? They get along just fine..
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