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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Featured Event

Stanford Medicine Stuck@Home Concert

January 21 | 5:30PM – 6:30PM (PST)

This week our theme is: "The America we strive for and love."

Register here.

Learn about the Concert series here. View some December Concert highlights here!

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

-Lloyd B. Minor, MD, Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine
http://www.stanforddaily.com/2014/04/06/the-humanities-and-medicine/


Featured Artwork: The Voices Community Project

"Voices"

is a response to the tragic deaths of so many black and brown Americans, including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Aubery in 2020. As we looked into the issue of police violence, it became abundantly clear that there are many public health issues contributing to the 1099 deaths of individuals killed by police in 2019. We say the names of some of those killed by police in 2019 to shine a light on the broken systems of mental health support, substance abuse, gun control, and the criminal justice system. It will take all of us working together to address these issues, and we can start by recognizing that racism exists and sharing some of the names of those whose lives were ended in 2019. Produced by Kristina Bacon, class of 2023.

Rally by the Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine department. 

We at Medicine & the Muse join Stanford Medicine and its departments in denouncing the societal and structural racism that leads to violence against Black Americans. This systemic racism also leads to widespread health inequalities: a higher death rate from COVID-19, misconceptions about pain perception, and for Black women, a much higher breast cancer death rate. The list goes on. We at Medicine & the Muse stand for inclusion, diversity, respect, and justice. We stand with our Black friends, colleagues, patients, students, trainees, and others who are suffering.

June 8, 2020


Program Features and News

1/10/2021 Democracy and the health of a nation 
Dr. Audrey Shafer reflects on health and diversity after the January 6 events at the capitol. 


12/25/2020 Stanford physicians unite to bring cheer during the pandemic
Dr. Matias Bruzoni, Margarita Gallardo and daughters, and our ED Jacqueline Genovese on KCBS radio


12/14/2020 Episode 27: Stories from the Front Line with Dr. Audrey Shafer (and Amrapali Maitra MD) But Really, How Are You? Podcast. Recorded July 2020. 



Important Links

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

A note regarding COVID-19: Stanford Medicine and the Muse supports the health and wellbeing of all.  

We follow all guidelines and policies from Stanford University. Stanford COVID-19 information can be found at healthalerts.stanford.edu.

Upcoming Events

The Medical Humanities Workshop Series: Conversations around unexpected intersections.

This week, we'll be in conversation about career and carving a life path with Dr. Daniel Mason, Peggy Phelan, & Lochlann Jain. 

February 10, 2021

5:30-6:30PM PDT
This event is free | Email elcolon@stanford.edu to RSVP | Full Winter Quarter schedule here

Ongoing Events

Writing Medicine: Weekly reflective writing session for healthcare workers and their loved ones

A virtual space for healthcare workers and the people who love them to write, reflect and share.

January 9, 2021

10AM – 11AM (PST)

Sign up at writingmedicine.org for login details

Stuck@Home Virtual Concert

We believe in the power of music to heal and unite, particularly during uncertain times.

January 21, 2021

5:30PM – 6:30PM PST
This event is free and open to the public.
Register here.

The following events were postponed in 2020:

Stanford Medicine Symphony Inaugural Concert (likely postponed to 2021)

March 19 Screening of RARE in Redwood City (rescheduling TBA)

International Health Humanities Consortium Conference at Vanderbilt

We apologize for the cancellation, postponement, or necessary alteration of events. Many thanks for your understanding.