Improv and the Performance of Medicine – 4 Sessions 🗓

The Performance of Medicine:

Medicine, like theatre, is both an art form and a skill set; clinical interactions and patient encounters combine unpredictable situations, information-gathering, and a need for adaptability (Watson, 2011). Applied drama and improv uses the principles, tools, and practices of theatre in non-theatrical settings for the purposes of skill building, reflection, and innovation. Through applied drama and improvisation, participants will experience how clinical competencies and CanMEDS roles can be enhanced through playful, embodied learning. Engagement with these sessions aim to raise a critical consciousness, develop personal awareness, and build community/support. Throughout the four sessions we will engage with serious play and reflective practice through creative exploration. No previous theatre, improv, or performance experience required.


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The Performance of Medicine Dates*

        Jan 27, 2021 6:00 – 7:30 PM

        Feb 24, 2021 6:00 – 7:30 PM

        Mar 31, 2021 6:00 – 7:30 PM

        Apr 28, 2021 6:00 – 7:30 PM

*Signing up confirms attendance at all 4 sessions.

Hartley Jafine
Facilitator, Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) and Arts & Science Program
Lecturer (Part-Time), Department of Family Medicine
McMaster University
Communication Coach
Post MD Education – Postgraduate Medical Education
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Interprofessional Arts-Based Learning Specialist
Baycrest Centre for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care
Scheduled Event Performing arts