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

KQED Perspectives, Duck Syndrome, by Arifeen Rahman

Arifeen is a medical student representative on the Medicine & the Muse Steering Community and a concentrator in Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities 

Jenny Tiskus is a second year medical student at Stanford working on a humanities MedScholars project. Her story, The River Styx, is featured on season 2 episode 10 of The Nocturnist.

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

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)