Presentations to showcase the humanistic side of medicine

Documentaries

First-year medical students will present their “patients as teachers” documentary films at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in Lecture Room B. The videos highlight the lessons students have learned from their patients as they followed them on their medical journeys.

Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Department of Humanities at 717-531-8778.

Click here to watch films made by students in previous years.

First Friday

The May Humanities First Friday presentation May 1 will feature a lecture by guest speaker Dr.  Carol Chou, associate professor of clinical medicine, Division of General Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Chou will discuss “Sustaining Lifetime Habits of Humanism.” Many medical professionals enter the calling of medicine with idealistic goals of maintaining caring attitudes toward patients. However, the rigors of training and practice can often make it difficult to maintain humanistic ideals. In this interactive talk, discussion will focus on the hopes of future physicians regarding maintaining humanism, review habits that practicing physicians employ to sustain their humanistic attitudes, and explore the interaction of humanism and physician well-being.

The presentation will be held at noon in the University Fitness Center. It is free and open to the public. For more information, email Claire deBoer or call 717-531-8778.

Last Updated April 23, 2015