Year 3 Medical Humanity goals
Goals for Year 3 Medical Humanities students.
Goal: We aim to create dialogue and stimulate reflection that aids in nurturing compassionate healers
Our mission is to help doctors-in-training gain deeper insights into their own assumptions, beliefs and perspectives so they can hone their empathetic as well as medical expertise, thus creating more effective patient/physician relationships.
To do this, we draw from the wisdom and data of humanities fields such as philosophy, religion, anthropology, sociology and the arts. This knowledge is then incorporated into a comprehensive curriculum that will influence and enhance the humanistic awareness of a future generation of health care providers.
The Year 3 Medical Humanities Clerkship focuses on the physician as self and the physician-patient dyad.
Physician as Self Learning Objectives
• Reflect and discuss about self in community and self as community
• Reconnect with parts of your identity that may have been lost or dormant through your journey in medicine and/or carve out an identity that is separate but related to medicine
• Express what you are feeling in ways that enhance connection
• Grow interpersonal and communication skills and empathy through collaboration
• Develop a plan for thriving through a commitment to self-reflection, self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-care.
Physician-Patient Dyad Learning Objectives
• Learn about clinician/patient relationship models and how to apply them
• Learn about and how to employ moral theories to resolve clinical ethical dilemmas
• Learn how to identify ethical situations in medical practice and how to navigate and traverse through ethical scenarios commonly encountered in medical practice
• Discuss and begin to identify the impact of bias in medical practice
• Learn and improve bedside interactions with patients and families
Students will also create a project that reflects their understanding of how the humanities and medicine interact