From the Division of Medical Humanities at NYU Langone Health and the Gold Foundation


in Healthcare

March 2023

The art of seeing: The impact of a visual arts course on medical student wellbeing

How might participation in a visual arts elective enhance wellbeing and mitigate burnout in medical students? This study, by Ariella R. Noorily, Anne Willieme, Mikaela Belsky, and Katie Grogan, explores the outcomes of such a course, held both pre- and post-pandemic.

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Improvisational and Standup Comedy, Graphic Medicine, and Theatre of the Oppressed to Teach Advancing Health Equity

Dr. Marshall H. Chin and colleagues share lessons learned from a pilot program that incorporated virtual workshops using improv, graphic medicine, and more into a required health equity course for first-year medical students.

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The Clinic & The Person

This new podcast, from J. Russell Teagarden & Daniel Albrant, highlights work in the humanities, across all genres, that relates directly to clinical scenarios or healthcare situations. Recent episodes feature poetry and Parkinson's, tuberculosis as seen through paintings, and more.

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The Art of Memory

Using The Wellcome Collection's rich historical documents and artwork, Julia Nurse highlights how various mnemonic techniques — from visuals to verse — have been used as memory aids throughout history.

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NYU Langone LitMed Database: New Annotation, The Hours

In this recent annotation, Gerard Brungardt writes of The Hours, “This opera is an immersive portrayal of depression, grief, trauma, loss, and suicide of three different women in different eras and locations in which we learn, and experience what many of our own friends, family, and patients go through.”  

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Gold Foundation Jeffrey Silver Humanism in Healthcare Research Roundup

The latest Research Roundup features articles on physician empathy and cancer patient outcomes, a review of reflective writing in medical education, the use of a humanistic curriculum as a tool to address burnout in surgical residents, and more. 

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Events Calendar

March 28

14th Annual History of Medicine and Public Health Night (in-person, New York, NY)

March 30

Figure Drawing Workshop for Healthcare Professionals (in-person, Davis, CA, part of the 2023 GHHS Well-being Workshop Series; additional sessions: April 10, 27, May 8)

April 6

Explorations in the Medical Humanities: Chronic Pain and Personhood (in-person, New York, NY)

April 12

Narrative Medicine Rounds with Anna DeForest: "A History of Present Illness" (online)

April 12

Bioethics in Film: From Screen to Seminar, Aftershock (online)

April 16

The Waiting Room: Using Indian Classical Dance to Explore Dramatic Role-Playing as a Teaching Tool for Cognitive Flexibility (in-person, Chapel Hill, NC, part of the 2023 GHHS Well-being Workshop Series)

April 21- 23

The Art and Science of Narrative Medicine: Creativity, Community, Justice, Care (in-person, New York, NY)

April 27 - May 3

Save the Date: ReelAbilities Film Festival, New York (hybrid)

May 9

Connecting with and prescribing healing nature (hybrid, online & in-person, University of Florida, part of the 2023 GHHS Well-being Workshop Series)

May 19

Resistance: The Sixth Annual Northwestern Bioethics and Medical Humanities Conference (in-person, Chicago, IL)

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