The Healer’s Art

The Healer’s Art is a spring semester elective directed towards first and second year medical students that addresses the human dimension of medicine over five evening sessions. Each three hour session is divided into a large-group and small-group experience. Small groups are facilitated by  medical school physicians. Each session builds upon the insights and content of the previous session. Major themes of the course include:

  • Sustaining idealism and altruism
  • Medicine as a calling
  • Cultivating compassion
  • Healing loss
  • Learning tools to prevent stress and burnout

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    Spring 2014 Course Dates

    Date & Time Topic
    January 15 6:30-9:30pm Restoring Balance
    January 22 6:30-9:30pm Sharing Grief and Honoring Loss Part I
    January 29 6:30-9:30pm Sharing Grief and Honoring Loss – Part II
    February 5 6:30-9:30pm Mystery and Awe in Medicine
    February 12 6:30-9:30pm Medicine as a Calling

    Enrollment is limited. The Course is sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine. Eileen Pierce, MD is the Course Director. To register for the class, or if you have any questions, please email Chelsey Lemaster, course administrator, at chelsey.lemaster@bmc.org.

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    Program for Integrative Medicine & Health Care Disparities
    Department of Family Medicine
    1 Boston Medical Center Place
    Dowling 5 South
    Boston, MA 02118
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