Stop what you’re doing and take a look at this: Alexa Miller of Arts Practica is holding an intimate workshop, The Art Practicum – Seeing in Uncertainty/A Trans-professional Workshop for Clinicians and Science Educators. This workshop will offer providers the basic building blocks of applying arts engagement to the context of seeing patients in times of uncertainty. Wowza.
Alexa is the founder of Arts Practica, a consultancy dedicated to improving quality in healthcare through an educational approach: an arts-educational approach. She is a co-creator of the Training the Eye Program, an arts-based preclinical course focused on the physical exam and the process of diagnosis, offered at Harvard Medical School since 2003. You could say that through the use of the visual arts, Alexa helps doctors see.
Alexa lead a powerful program at this year’s Millennial Medicine, connecting a provocative arts experience with key patient safety issues in medical practice and education. Our only regret is that we didn’t offer her a half-day of speaking time.
Seeing in Uncertainty will take place October 25th-26th, 2013 at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University near Boston. If you want to understand how we should be training doctors to see and think, you won’t want to miss what I’m sure will be an amazing program – this is where medical education is heading. I understand space is very limited. You can register and learn more about Arts Practica here. I’ll be finishing Social Media Week at Mayo but will do my darndest to get there.
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If you can’t make Seeing in Uncertainty, Alexa is available for individualized workshops, consulting and speaking.