INDE 211: Creative Writing for Medical Students
Instructors: Braitman, L.
Provides a forum for writers of all levels and offers the chance for serious attention to students' writing. We will examine multiple uses of creative writing, including understanding the experience of medical training. We will also recommend explorations for further development.
INDE 212 Medical Humanities and the Arts
Instructors: Shafer, A.
The interdisciplinary field of medical humanities: the use of the arts and humanities to examine medicine in personal, social, and cultural contexts. Topics include the doctor/patient relationship, the patient perspective, the meaning of doctoring, and the meaning of illness. Sources include visual and performing arts, film, and literary genres such as poetry, fiction, and scholarly writing. Designed for medical students in the Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration, but all students are welcome.
INDE 214: Stanford Medical Student Journal
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr
Instructors: Shafer, A.
Provides an opportunity for editors of all levels to cultivate their skills and assist in preparing pieces submitted by colleagues for publication in the Stanford Medical Student Journal. Students enrolled in the course work closely with student authors as well as other editors. Editors examine multiple categories of writing, including opinion pieces, poetry, memoirs, book reviews, case reports and investigative reports. The Journal is published two to three times per year and highlights the diverse talents of Stanford medical students in both scientific writing and the humanities.
INDE 229: Managing Difficult Conversations
Terms: Aut | Units: 1
Instructors: Berek, J. (PI) ; Prober, C. (PI)
(Same as GSBGEN 568) This elective 1- unit course is offered to all medical students, residents, and fellows, and to 2nd-year MBA students who aspire to improve their ability to deal effectively with difficult interpersonal situations. The course will be taught by William F. Meehan III, the Lafayette Partners Lecturer in Strategic Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Charles G. Prober, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology & Immunology and Senior Associate Vice Provost for Health Education, Stanford School of Medicine. The course, which will be case-based, will involve frequent student-to-student and student-to-instructor role-playing in authentic medical interactions and difficult interpersonal situations. Topic-specific experts often will be present to participate as class guests. Relevant principles of professionalism, leadership, and psychology underlie the course pedagogy. There will be eight classes held on Wednesdays beginning September 26th and concluding more »
INDE 273: Medical Improvisation
Instructors: Nevins, A. (PI)
Medicine, like theater, is both a skill set and an art form. The practice of medicine demands exceptional communicative, cognitive, and interpersonal skills in order to respond to unpredictable situations while interacting with a wide variety of individuals. Improvisational theater skills have a surprising and substantial overlap with those required of clinicians. Improv is a genre of performance art grounded in principles of spontaneity, adaptability, collaboration, and skilled listening. In this course, the principles and training techniques of improvisational theater are used to highlight and improve awareness, communication, and teamwork in the field of medicine. Limited enrollment.
INDE290: Walk With Me Series
Instructors: Osborn, K; Schillinger, E.
This innovative course for first year medical student places patients, families, and caregivers front and center in the journey to explore health from a person-centered perspective, and better understand the challenges of managing optimal health in a complex health care system. The curriculum is organized around a monthly workshop series, which explores a different health systems science topic each month through lectures from experts from Stanford and the community, and from the perspectives of an individual patient or caregiver, or panel, with time to engage in discussion. Students are also paired with a patient partner with whom they meet monthly outside of class at a mutually convenient time at the school, medical center, or other location key to learning about the patient and caregiver journey, and to further explore together the impact of the monthly topic at the individual level. This course is a partnership of the School of Medicine¿s Stanford Healthcare Innovations and Experiential Learning Directive (SHIELD) program, the Stanford Health Care Patient & Family Partner Program, and the Stanford Division of Primary Care and Population Health.