BIOL 6528: Art as a Source of Healing: The Integration of Mind, Body, and Spirit

Student Leaders: 
Natasha Nguyen, MD19
Faculty Adviser: 
Melinda Bridgman, MD

Art and Healing is a preclinical elective offered this semester that covers topics related to autism and developmental disability. It also aims to foster a strong one-on-one relationship between medical students and high-functioning young adult patients with developmental delay and a secondary psychiatric diagnosis from the Center for Autism and Developmental Disability. We will meet 8 times throughout the semester. Each session will start with a brief lecture on a different aspect of the disability, and the remaining time will be spent with the mentees doing art projects.