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September 25, 2015

Art Education for Columbia University Medical School Students

In a collaboration between Columbia and the Frick Collection, the program Art Matters is teaching first-year medical students about the value of observation. "We're naming creativity as an explicit part of delivering quality health care." Read more at http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/blog/2015/07/09/why-should-art-matter-in-medical-education/

June 18, 2015

Art-Making Among Medical Students

A recent Canadian study published in Arts & Health shows a range of benefits to medical students when they participate in art creation. These benefits include enhancing learning and professional identity and clarifying value commitments. While much study has been done on the value of incorporating humanities into medical education, exploring the area of art-making in medical education is a new realm. The article is available at: 

May 5, 2015

Presenting the Case for the Medical Humanities by Samyukta Mullangi

Please enjoy this editorial by the AMA Journal of Ethics that makes a convincing argument for the value of including humanities studies in medical education. 

February 1, 2015

AMA Journal of Ethics, the online ethics journal of the American Medical Association, dedicated an entire issue to the topic of exploring the value of integrating humanities into medical education. The journal is open access, and this issue can be accessed at