Oct 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Maine Arts and Humanities in Medicine (Certificate)

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The Arts and Humanities in Medicine Certificate program is designed around a fellowship year where the physician or provider works at Northern Light/EMMC under the auspices of the Graduate Medical Education Committee while enrolled in the Program at the University of Maine. Art and Design can build creative bridges and new lines of communication between the external clinical experience and the internal turmoil within the patient. It can help shape their entire medical health experience by engaging multiple perspectives and senses, assisting the participant as they process complex layers of information and emotion.

Medical schools and medical education programs have begun to develop new approaches to cultivate interdisciplinary collaboration, both with the medical humanities and the arts, supporting creative approaches to health-related problems as well as providing the arts with a medical perspective that allows for bi-directional growth of both fields. Programs, journals, websites, and databases are dedicated to this form of interdisciplinary collaboration; however, many focus on literature that examines the intersection of various arts and medicine. Few focus on developing art and science-based projects that create new perspectives on medicine for and with the medical practitioner, where thy collaboratively evolve a deeper understanding of both canons.

For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator, Owen Smith.  ofsmith@maine.edu



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