Creative Arts

The creative arts can relate to many forms of the arts embodied in action and practice among them (but not restricted to) drama, dance and musical performance, visual arts, writing, publishing, graphic arts, cartooning, film, multi media and design.

In Humane

To be humane is to have or show compassion or benevolence.

Being concerned with the alleviation of suffering.

To interact with care, consideration and respect.


the word medicine is from the Latin ars medicina, meaning the art of healing.

Broadly speaking the practice of medicine is to be

active in the prevention and treatment of illness.

Friday, November 23, 2012

American Medical Students' Association Humanities Institute


AMSA Humanities Institute

February 1-3, 2013
Sterling, VA (AMSA National Office)

Sponsored by Brown University Program in Arts and Medical Humanities, Department of Emergency Medicine

Application Deadline: December 1, 2012

The Humanities Institute is designed for students who appreciate the power of using creative expression to bear witness to their patients and their own experiences in medicine. This institute incorporates narrative medicine, creative writing workshops and the arts, along with hands-on sessions that explore topics of student wellness and avoiding burnout. Sessions are led by guest faculty physicians, authors, and wellness experts.
Sample sessions may include the following topics:
  • Writing for Social Justice
  • Medical Representation in Film, Photography & the Arts
  • Honing Interviewing Skills through Narrative
  • The Physician-Poet
  • Writing for Wellness
  • Professionalism & Ethics in Writing
  • Medical Journalism
  • One-on-One Writing Meetings with guest authors
  • Healers' Voices: Open Mic Night
  • Well Student Workshops: yoga, nutrition, managing stress, & more!
The AMSA Humanities Institute is an intensive experience with both didactic and experiential learning components. It combines student-led and field expert-led sessions. AMSA institutes are open to pre-medical, medical, resident, and allied health members. The AMSA Academy is a training ground for physician leaders, established by and for students. The Academy strives to empower medical and premedical students to effect change in medicine.

For more information about the AMSA Humanities Institute: