BIOL 6522: Healer's Art

Student Leaders: 
Katie Hsia, MD21; Olabade Omole, MD21
Faculty Adviser: 
Dr. Rachel Fowler; Dr. Michael Goldstein

The Healer's Art (NOT the Art of Healing) is a pre-clinical elective for students and faculty to reflect on their experiences in medicine and bring humanism, compassion, and empathy into medical education. The program is a national organization that started at UCSF and is now offered at 90+ medical schools in the U.S. and around the world. Research has shown that this program has increased resilience and decreased burnout among clinicians and student doctors. Topics will include Allowing Awe in Medicine, Honoring Loss, and Service as a Way of Life. This course provides a safe place to reflect on previous life experiences as they relate to medicine, and debrief on the emotions and challenges we encounter in medicine.