BIOL 6685: Medicine in Film & Television

Student Leaders: 
Anna Delamerced, MD20; Sukrit Jain, MD20
Faculty Adviser: 
Dr. Julie Roth

Do you love watching Scrubs or ER? Are you drawn to movies like Lorenzo’s Oil and Still Alice? Medicine is multidimensional. The films and television shows featured in this course provide ways for medical students to think and discuss the various visual narratives that involve the experiences of physicians, patients, and caretakers. In this preclinical elective, students will investigate themes including the following: relationships between patients and healthcare providers; illness as metaphor and reality; the experience of disease, death, dying, and healing; truth, reality, and misconceptions; and the humanistic and social aspects of medicine.
This is the first time the elective is happening! Be part of a pilot course!