Since 2007 all first year BM5 students in the Faculty of Medicine have been using literature, creative writing, art, photography, film, drama, history and music to imagine and engage with patients’ diverse perspectives and experiences. The Medical Humanities module aims to open the hearts and minds of students and facilitate the development of, observation, critical analysis, reflection and empathy, which are essential to good medical practice.
This exhibition brings together students’ work across four years to illustrate the role creativity can play in medical education and clinical practice. The inclusion of pieces by the students’ art teachers and members of patient support groups, Keeping Pace with Pain and The Stroke Association, reflects the relational and synergetic process of learning medicine and understanding human experiences of health and illness. The Faculty of Medicine Enterprise Group is funding this event.
This exhibition will run from 12th to 20th October in the Level 4 Gallery.
Watch this space for more details.