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Art has been a fundamental part of human existence since the time of cave dwellers. It has the power to convey emotions, to communicate when words fail, to reach out when the body cannot. 
 
We use art in CME and CE to make medical education more meaningful.

In the world of medicine, art provides a way to express the intensity of human emotion that comes through living with sickness and healing. This emotion can affect the patient, caregiver or care provider. Poetry, music, drama, dance, the visual arts--all can become a means of expression and a light that shines through the shadows of illness.
 
Art in CME, LLC, brings this art together from all over the world and weaves it into CME and CE activities. We include art in live and online programs to aid adult learning and, more importantly, to help  clinicians focus on the patient.


 
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NEWS, SOURCES, AND SCIENTIFIC SUPPORT related to Arts and Medical Education

July 8, 2017

Bellevue Literary Review--Selected Pieces Read Aloud from "The Art of Memory" series

Actors read moving prose aloud from the Bellevue Literary Review, a literary magazine that publishes poetry and prose that touches on illness, health, and healing. 


January 26, 2017

Read Dr. Danielle Ofri's op-ed in the New York Times

Internist and writer Danielle Ofri has written an op-ed article recently published in the New York Times about the importance of physician-patient conversation. Read it here:


December 17, 2016

A new study shows the value of drama to help medical students deal with mistreatment

Medical Humanities recently published a study in which medical students used applied theatre techniques  to help them deal with interpersonal challenges in the healthcare learning environment. http://mh.bmj.com/content/early/2016/10/07/medhum-2016-011031.short?g=w_mh_ahead_tab


November 22, 2016

Use of arts develops teamwork and collegiality in professional settings

Social service and mental health workers participated in a workshop using visual and performing arts to enhance their communication and interpersonal skills on the job. The study can be found here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27288251


July 9, 2016

Art Therapy is looking for health-related art

The journal Art Therapy is looking for high-quality, professionally crafted artwork for their cover. For more information, contact the American Art Therapy Association at aj.editorialoffice@gmail.com.

April 25, 2016

Virginia Commonwealth University brings learnings from theatre arts to medical education

Aaron Anderson, PhD, associate chair in the Department of Theatre and affiliate faculty member in the Department of Internal Medicine, leads VCU's Standardized Patient Program. This joint venture between the School of the Arts and Center for Human Simulation and Patient Safety "provides training in communication and clinical empathy to healthcare professionals."  https://arts.vcu.edu/blog/associate-chair-applies-theatre-techniques-to-the-world-of-medicine/


October 19, 2015

Read Danielle Ofri's recent article published in PLOS Medicine in which she describes the importance (and difficulty) of integrating humanities into medical education on a regular basis. Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, is a physician at Bellevue Hospital in NYC and a literary writer.  http://danielleofri.com/adding-spice-to-the-slog-humanities-in-medical-training/




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