To Create Better Doctors, Cultivate Their Creative Side

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Two members of a prominent medical school faculty make the case for incorporating arts-related training into the curriculum.

Want to train a better generation of physicians? See to it that they develop the sensibility of artists.

That’s the argument Dr. Caroline Wellbery and Dr. Rebecca McAteer of the Georgetown University School of Medicine make in an essay just published in the journal Academic Medicine. Utilizing insights from research (as well as their own experience), they propose a curriculum for an eight-week “arts observation seminar” that could provide invaluable new perspectives to aspiring doctors. Full story.

Tom Jacobs (Pacific Standard) / July 9, 2015

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