Here are two favorite resources to engage students and residents in a different and creative way – beyond books, journal articles, and facts—to develop thinking, observation, and richer perspectives on the art and practice of healing, health, and wellness.
Pulse: Voices from the Heart of Medicine
Pulse has an extensive collection of personal accounts of illness and healing including poetry and short stories. The site fosters the humanistic practice of medicine and encourages health care advocacy. Some of Pulse’s most-read contributions include:
Reflective MedEd is dedicated to the reflective pedagogy and care of the person in medical education. Some of the favorite contributions from the last year include:
- The Invitation: A poem and reflection about a patient as teacher by Mary Boyle, MD
- Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl: A poem about romance, illness, and death by Guadelupe Garcia McCall
- Ideals and Inadequacies: Living the Physician’s Vocation by Amy Blair, MD