The Medicine & the Muse Program is the home for the arts and humanities at the medical school, with programs that support diversity and integrate the arts and humanities into medical education, scholarly endeavors, and the practice of medicine.
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We are proud to announce this year’s annual Medicine & the Muse Symposium, a celebration of the many artistic, literary, musical and other creative scholarly talents at the Stanford School of Medicine. In deference to physical distancing, this symposium will take place virtually, in combination with our Stuck@Home series!
This year, Symposium will feature keynote, filmmaker Ken Browne who will premier his documentary film, "Why Doctors Write: Finding Humanity in Medicine."
Thursday, May 28, 2020
“In this biomedical revolution, we need the humanities now more than ever.”
-Lloyd B. Minor, MD, Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine
Program Features and News
Laurel Braitman, PhD, started teaching medical students storytelling five years ago in her role as writer-in-residence. But the more opportunities she gave medical students to tell stories about their frustrations, joys and fears, the better the students reported feeling about themselves and their medical careers, Braitman explains in her new TED talk.
Braitman is also featured in this article: Writing Medicine workshop helps healthcare workers reflect on pandemic
5/17/2020 The Superpower of Being Present
Written by Dr. Anthony Fleg, published by KevinMD
Letter to the editor, written byJason Nagata, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health
Eve Leckie is an RN who has worked in critical care for over a decade. You can find them on twitter @browofjustice, where they almost never post about being a nurse, except when they have something important to say. Their most difficult work before now is “I Will Not Cry,” an open-access journal article available through Annals of ATS. This essay began in our Writing Medicine workshop and been published in McSweeney's.
Thanks go to the winners and finalists who have so beautifully succeeded in letting us into their lives.
Grace Li, first-year medical student at Stanford, wrote a short story, "Time Like Water," that received second place in Stanford Medicine's 2019 Paul Kalanathi fiction contest.
Ryan Brewster, MS4, former student leader of the Medicine & the Muse symposium and co-leader of Stanford Medicine Open-Mic Nights, is using his art to communicate critical COVID19 information
This article was authored by Dr. Holly Tabor, co-director of the BEMH scholarly concentration and assistant director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics, and MedMuse steering member, Dr. Alyssa Burgart, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology.
A note regarding COVID-19: Stanford Medicine and the Muse supports the health and wellbeing of all.
We follow all guidelines and policies from Stanford University. Stanford COVID-19 information can be found at healthalerts.stanford.edu and their email contact is email@example.com.
The Med Muse Virtual Symposium
We are proud to announce this year’s annual Medicine & the Muse Symposium, a celebration of the many artistic, literary, musical and other creative scholarly talents at Stanford. In deference to physical distancing, this symposium will take place virtually.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
STUCK @ HOME/ SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Join Stanford Medicine & the Muse every Thursday for an hour of musical performances by Stanford Medicine faculty, residents, staff, students & friends. We believe in the power of music to heal and unite, particularly during uncertain times.
May 28, 2020
5:30PM- 6:30PM (PACIFIC TIME)
Join the webinar: https://stanford.zoom.us/j/259932078
A virtual space for healthcare workers and the people who love them to write, reflect and share.
May 30, 2020
10AM – 11AM (PACIFIC TIME)
Meets every Saturday
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The following events WILL NOT happen this spring:
Stanford Medicine Symphony Inaugural Concert (likely postponed to fall 2020)
March 19 Screening of RARE in Redwood City (rescheduling TBA)
International Health Humanities Consortium Conference at Vanderbilt
We apologize for the cancellation, postponement, or necessary alteration of events.
Please check back to this page for future updates.
Many thanks for your understanding.