Healer’s Art

The Healer’s Art course enables the formation of a genuine community of inquiry between students and physicians that encourages an in-depth sharing of experience, beliefs, aspirations and personal truths. Students and faculty participate together in a discovery model that transcends the divisiveness of expertise to explore service as a way of life. The process based curriculum takes a highly innovative, interactive, contemplative and didactic approach to enabling students to uncover and recognize the personal and universal meaning in the daily work of medicine.

The 15-hour course for M3 consists of five evening sessions spaced two weeks apart. Each three hour session is divided into a large-group and small-group experience. Small groups are facilitated by physicians recruited from medical school faculty by the Course Director and Co-Director. The course is a seamless process, each session building upon the insights and content of the previous session.