Narrative Medicine program for faculty – Registration Open

The Centre for Faculty Development (CFD), the University of Toronto Postgraduate Medical Education, and Program in Health, Arts and Humanities (HAH) are excited to announce the Fall 2019 offering of the program, Narrative Medicine: Reading, Writing, and Reflecting in Clinical Practice, Teaching, and Self-Care.

For detailed information and to register, please visit:

Registration is open until September 16, 2019.

Narrative medicine, both in medical practice and education, is practiced with a focus on the skills of communication and collaboration which are essential to positive health outcomes. Learning how to write and reflect more expertly gives practitioners a powerful skill with which to build therapeutic and collegial relationships, improve patient outcomes, and live and work in a more reflective and engaged way. This program is designed for healthcare practitioners looking to inform their professional practice with narrative approaches to health and medicine, and those seeking to explore creative and reflective writing for their own sake. Guest speakers will offer theoretical, practical and creative perspectives on additional genres, such as poetry and non-fiction.

This new program consists of seven 2.5-hour sessions and will require in-between-session homework and reading.

Registration is now open. There is an associated registration fee of $700. A maximum of 17 participants will be accepted into the program on a first come-first serve basis. The program will run if a minimum of 10 participants is met.

Please let us know if any additional information is needed and please feel free to spread the word widely.

With many thanks,


Farah Friesen, MI
Education Knowledge Broker & Program Coordinator
Centre for Faculty Development
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto at St. Michael’s Hospital
Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre
30 Bond Street, LKSKI Building, 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1W8
T:416-864-6060 ext. 77416