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
http://www.stanforddaily.com/2014/04/06/the-humanities-and-medicine/

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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 


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


Upcoming Events

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 

RSVP on our Facebook page.

Free and open to the public. 


Documentary Film, MIDNIGHT FAMILY with Director Luke Lorentzen

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


Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous, an evening of art and science presentations

* 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


Documentary Film, THIS BEING HUMAN screening and discussion

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

Ongoing Events