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.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Physician as Scientist and Humanist

This post is part of our continuing book profile series featuring excerpts and quotes from the contributors to the upcoming book, "Creative Arts in Humane Medicine"......

"The American Medical Student Association AMSA has long held the belief that a well-rounded, nurturing medical education that supports the reflective capacity of medical students is ideal.  To this end, we have a history of leadership in the humanities.  Having personally been a part of this programming at my medical school, I have seen the tangible demand for this type of programming.  Students have commented after attending these events and programs, that they feel re-inspired in their commitment to medicine, that they have connected with their true selves as healers, and finally that they have found a community of like minded physicians and physicians-in-training."

"AMSA believes it is paramount that the physician not only be a scientist but a humanist, a communicator and an advocate."

Aliye Runyan, M.D.
Education and Research Fellow
American Medical Students' Association

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) founded in 1950,  is based in Washington and is the largest independent association of physicians in training in the United States.  Uniquely student governed,  AMSA  has a membership of 68,000 from across The United States.  Among the key goals of the AMSA are to advocate for quality and affordable health care for all, equality in global health and enriching medicine through diversity.