Benefits to Humanities Scholars

Benefits to Humanities Scholars

Humanities scholars can be enriched by an ongoing dialogue with colleagues from clinical disciplines and by having direct access to clinical/teaching settings which link to their areas of study or critical theory.  They will be invited to help shape the discourse around perceptions of health and illness in our learning community and society at large.  Although the central focus of the Program is on increasing the role of humanities in the provision of good patient care, another goal will be to widen its focus significantly by understanding medicine in the context of the humanities.

Health Humanities in Post-Graduate Medical Education

Posted on June 18, 2018 by Allan Peterkin. Posted in: Latest news, News

Allan D. Peterkin and Anna Skorzewska Explains how incorporating the teaching of arts and humanities into medical residency enhances the field of healthcare for both doctors and patients Contributions from experts in many different subjects outside of the medical discipline

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Inaugural CAHH/ ACSHS executive committee

Posted on April 26, 2018 by Allan Peterkin. Posted in: Latest news, News

We are thrilled to announce a strong slate of creative, committed people who have offered to stand as candidates for positions on our inaugural CAHH/ ACSHS executive committee!!  This is an exciting time in the trajectory of our new association called

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Posted on March 26, 2018 by Allan Peterkin. Posted in: Event, News

THE ART OF MEDICINE SPEAKERS’ SERIES  CONTINUES – a dynamic new speakers’ series and book signing with physician authors– June 1, 2018 Dr.  Ron Epstein author of “Attending”  June 1st 1040-noon-  Location:  Michener Institute Auditorium, 222 St Patrick St, Toronto M5T 1V4

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Posted on by Allan Peterkin. Posted in: Latest news, News

(1) NATIONAL POETRY MONTH PANEL- AT MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL-April 5, 2018 Why Are You So Scared? & Other Questions about Poetry, Medicine and Shocks of Mortality A conversation with a poet-physician, a poet-patient, and the Mount Sinai poet-in-residence: Shane Neilson,

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The Inaugural Jacalyn Duffin Health & Humanities Conference

Posted on March 13, 2018 by Allan Peterkin. Posted in: Event, Latest news, News

Registration is now open!  April 14, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON Registration for The Inaugural Jacalyn Duffin Health & Humanities Conference, organized by Queen’s School of Medicine is now open! The conference aims to create a space where students and educators of all disciplines can

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Posted on March 8, 2018 by Allan Peterkin. Posted in: Bulletin, Latest news, News

1) A Reading and Book Signing By Dr. James Maskalyk, The Art of Medicine Speakers’ Series “Life on the Ground Floor: Letters from the Edge of Emergency Medicine” Date/Location:  Room 4171 MSB (Medical School Building) , for your March 22nd talk at 630pm.  This

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UofT DOM – 2nd Annual Story Slam

Posted on February 28, 2018 by Allan Peterkin. Posted in: Event, Latest news, News

The University of Toronto’s Department of Medicine invites you to the second annual Story Slam What’s a Story Slam? Story Slams are events that celebrate storytelling. Participants verbally share brief stories (5-minute maximum) with an audience who vote on their

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