For more than a decade, the Medicine & the Muse Program has been the home for the arts and humanities at the medical school, with programs that integrate the arts and humanities into medical education, scholarly endeavors, and the practice of medicine. 

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“In this biomedical revolution, we need the humanities now more than ever.”

-Lloyd B. Minor, MD, Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine

Program Features and News

05/07/2019, Newsweek
Adapted from The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing From the Frontlines of PTSD Science (Harper) by Shaili Jain, M.D., a psychiatrist and PTSD specialist at Stanford.

2019 Medical Student Research Symposium Award,

Candice is a double concentrator in BEMH and Molecular Basis of Medicine.

Med Muse Affiliated Faculty member Aleta Hayes was in the news: 

Interview of Shaili Jain with Paul Costello: View Here

The 2019 MD Program Teaching Awards Ceremony presented Writer-in-Residence Laurel Braitman and two affiliated faculty: Erika Schilinger and Veronica Santini the Award for Excellence in Promotion of Humanism. In addition, two BEMH concentrators: Julie Barzilay and Jessica Pullen were inducted into Gold humanism honor society. 

Dr. William Meffert, a member of The Pegasus Physician Writers at Stanford, was featured in the Nocturnist Podcast, reflecting on his time in Vietnam. Listen here.

Congratulations Dr. Audrey Shafer!

The Ellis N. Cohen, M.D. Achievement Award is the highest honor given by the Department of Anesthesiology, and has been given only 17 times in 28 years. Dr. Audrey Shafer is the third women to receive this honor.  

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All of the events, news, and updates related to the Frankenstein@200 initative. 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Stanford Bookstore Reading
Shaili Jain - "The Unspeakable Mind"

Wednesday, June 5 @ 6 pm

Further bookstore readings for Shaili Jain can be found here.

The Mind and Music of George Gershwin with Dr. Richard Kogan

Psychiatrist and concert pianist Dr. Richard Kogan will give a presentation that explores the impact of psychological forces and psychiatric and medical illness on the creative output of the great American composer George Gershwin (1898-1937). The program will include performances of Gershwin masterpieces including Rhapsody in Blue and Porgy and Bess.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Campbell Music Hall

The Future of Medicine

When: Thursday, June 20th from 6-7:30
Where: Cantor Arts Center

Ongoing Events

Kerry Tribe
(The Anderson Collection)

  1. Standardized Patient (2017), on view from February 28 through May 6, explores issues of performance, communication, and empathy by investigating the interactions of standardized patients, or “SPs”—professional actors playing the roles of patients—and medical school doctors-in-training.
    The video was commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and informed by close collaboration with the Standardized Patient Program at Stanford University Medical School.

  2. Exquisite Corpse (2016), on view from May 16 through July 29, traces the fifty-one-mile Los Angeles River from its origin in the San Fernando Valley to its terminus at the Pacific Ocean, over the course of fifty-one minutes. Throughout the journey, Tribe presents glimpses into the flora, fauna, communities, and neighborhoods intersected and impacted by the ever-changing river.

Dermatology inspired works created for the 2018 International Health Humanities Conference, themed  "Frankenstein@200" by Nick Love. 

More of Nick Love's work can be viewed online here.

Stanford News Center: Mixed-media mosaics of the human body, inspired by Frankenstein 

Weds Night Writes
Every 3rd Weds, starting July 19, 2017
SCBE Conference Room (1215 Welch Rd., Modular A)