The Medicine & the Muse Program is the home for the arts and humanities at the medical school, with programs that support diversity and 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
7/29/2019 Radiolab, G: The World's Smartest Animal, Writer in Residence Dr. Laurel Braitman competes against two comedians to find the world’s smartest animal. What results is a series of funny, delightful stories about unexpectedly smart animals and a shift in the way we think about intelligence across all the animals - including us.
Arifeen is a medical student representative on the Medicine & the Muse Steering Community and a concentrator in Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities
Candice Kim, Emerging Scholar Award at the 9th International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society,September 2019
Bookstore Reading: The Soul of Care, Dr. Arthur Kleinman
Kleinman, MD, will read from his new memoir "The Soul of Care," The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor. Sponsored by Pegasus.
Tuesday, February 11 at 6:00PM at the Stanford bookstore
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Free and open to the public.
In Mexico City, the government operates fewer than 45 emergency ambulances for a population of 9 million. This has spawned an underground industry of for-profit ambulances often run by people with little or no training or certification. An exception in this ethically fraught, cutthroat industry, the Ochoa family struggles to keep their financial needs from jeopardizing the people in their care. The film is presented as part of Camera as Witness, a program of Stanford Arts.
Date/Time: February 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Location: Oshman Hall, McMurtry Building
* Krishna Shenoy (Stanford Neuroscience Inst) on "Brain-machine Interfaces"
* Christine Marie (Shadow Theater Artist) on "Creating (antiquated) Augmented Reality"
* Terry Berlier (Kinetic Artist, Associate Professor at Stanford) on "I am what I am not yet"
* Lars Steinmetz (Stanford Genome Technology Center) on "Emerging Technologies to Prevent Disease"
Date/Time: February 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Location: LKSC Room LK120
A modern hero’s journey; a child of war runs the race of his life, for days cross-country, and knocks on the door of refuge. Supplicating for entrance, and turned-away twice in Turkey, finally, Hameed is granted United Nations-guaranteed safe passage, to the USA—a solo journey, leaving his home for refuge, hope and dreams. Camera as Witness, Stanford Arts co-presents with Doctors Without Borders, and the Stanford Film Society.
Date/Time: February 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Building 320 Room 109