AMSA Humanities Institute

Are you interested in exploring the art of medicine under the guidance of some brilliant faculty and authors? Join students from across the country for a weekend of hands-on workshops exploring writing, art, wellness & more at the AMSA Humanities Institute!

 American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Humanities Institute | February 1-3, 2013 | Sterling, VA (AMSA National Office)

$249 for AMSA members (includes 3 nights hotel)

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Application Deadline: December 1, 2012

Co-sponsored with generous support from Brown University

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.

Confirmed Speakers:

Maria Basile, MD, Surgeon-Poet

Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, Herbal medicine expert

James Borton, MA, Academic, Blogger & Writer

Veneta Masson, RN, MA, Nurse-Poet

Rebecca McAteer, MD, Medical humanities educator

Nancy Morgan, MA, Georgetown Cancer Center Writing & Health Initiative

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, ArtMed inSight Director

Sample sessions may include the following topics and more:

  • Narrative Medicine
  • Writing for Social Justice
  • Medical Journalism
  • Art, Perception, & Diagnosis
  • The Physician-Poet
  • Writing for Wellness
  • One-on-One writing feedback from authors
  • Healers’ Voices: Open Mic Night
  • Well Student Workshops: yoga, nutrition, managing stress, & more!

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.

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