Healer's Art Course Information Lunch Session for Medical Students and Faculty

Learn more about the Healer's Art Course, now in its 15th year at UNC, from Course Faculty Sue Slatkoff, MD, Amy Weil, MD, and course student alumni. Dr. Rachel Remen originated this course to address the loss of meaning and commitment experienced by physicians under the stresses of today’s health-care system. The Healer’s Art can help medical students find and hold onto meaning and satisfaction in their chosen profession. Sign up to take the course in advance or at the lunch. Space in the course is limited to 40 students.

When Nov 08, 2019
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Macnider 18
Contact Name
Contact Phone 984-974-4985
Add event to calendar vCal
iCal

Healer's Art Course Information Lunch Session for Medical Students and Faculty

Learn more about the Healer's Art Course content from Course Faculty Sue Slatkoff, MD, Amy Weil, MD, and course student alumni. Sign up to take the course in advance or at the lunch. Space in the course is limited to 40 students.

When

Friday, November 8

from noon to 1:00 PM

Where

MacNider Room 18

Contact Name

Sue Slatkoff

Contact Phone

9849744985

Add Event To Calendar

 vCal

 iCal

The Healer’s Art Course – Information Lunch in MacNider 18

The Healer’s Art is an MS1 and MS2 course with curriculum designed by Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, founding director of the Remen Institute for the Study of Health and Illness (RISHI) and Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF School of Medicine (SOM) and of Community Health at Wright State U. Boonshoft SOM.

The course was first taught at UCSF in 1992 and offered last year at ~100 medical schools in the U.S. and abroad. Evangeline Andarsio, MD is a Clinical Associate Professor of OB/GYN at Boonshoft SOM and is the current director of RISHI and the National Healer’s Art Program.

Dr. Remen has written numerous books and publications, including Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather’s Blessings. She developed the course to address the loss of meaning and commitment experienced by physicians under the stresses of today’s health-care system. Many studies have shown that students entering medical school possess the highest levels of enthusiasm and optimism that they ever experience as members of the medical profession. The Healer’s Art can help medical students find and hold onto meaning and satisfaction in their chosen profession.

First taught at UNC in 2006, we are offering this exceptional course for the 15th year. The Healer’s Art course is a 15-hour elective taught in five evening sessions over two months. The curriculum offers a highly interactive approach to enable students to realize the personal and universal meaning in their daily experience of medicine. The course brings together two mutually supportive learning communities -- first- and second-year medical students with practicing and teaching physicians -- in a model that encourages honest and mutually respectful sharing of experience, beliefs and personal truths. Faculty members participate in the exercises and share their personal insights along with the students. Faculty members joining the course this year include [to be confirmed]: Drs. Jessica Barnhill, Sarah Dotters-Katz, Laura House, Jennifer Howell, Dana Iglesias, Julia Lunsford, Beth Rosenberg, Sue Slatkoff, Gayle Thomas and Amy Weil,

A small group of SOM faculty may also participate while preparing to teach in the course in future years.

This course is not graded and includes no testing. Students will not earn “credit” toward graduation; instead, students will earn a “certificate of completion” after attending all 5 sessions of the course. This certificate will be reflected in Dean’s letters at the time of residency application.

The sessions in 2019 are scheduled on Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 10:00 PM as follows:

  • Week #1 – [January 9, 2019]:  “Discovering and Nurturing Your Wholeness,” in which students will reflect on their hopes and fears about the joys and challenges experienced as they enter the medical profession.
    • Week #2 – [January 16, 2019]:  “Sharing Grief and Honoring Loss,” in which students contemplate loss in their own lives and project this into their roles in helping patients who sustain loss.
    • Week #3 – [January 23, 2019]:  “Group Conversations from Session on Grief and Loss,” in which small groups will finish discussions from the previous week.
    • Week #4 – [February 6, 2019]:  “Beyond Analysis: Allowing Awe in Medicine,” in which students will consider the mysteries that medicine can pose to both patients and physicians.
    • Week #5 – [February 20, 2019]:  “The Care of the Soul: Service as a Way of Life,” in which students will explore the ethics and values inherent in a service profession and will develop their own personal “Hippocratic Oaths”.

Students who wish to be part of this year’s Healer’s Art Course at UNC should contact our course administrator, Jenny Jones, at jnjones@email.unc.edu and/or Dr. Sue Slatkoff at slatkoff@med.unc.edu to secure a place in the 2019 class.  Please include your class (e.g. MS1) when you respond. Students will be accepted on a first come, first accepted basis.

More information about The Healer’s Art Course, may be found at the course’s national website: http://www.rishiprograms.org/healers-art/ 

Filed under: