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Medical Humanities Fellowship

Fall 2019 Medical Humanities Fellowship

What are the core values of medical practice, and have they changed over time? What is wellness in a holistic sense? How can a profession focused on health help us to deal with death? And how can art and storytelling impact the patient experience?

In Spring 2019, Collegium’s Medical Humanities Fellowship considered these questions and more in a series of luncheons throughout the spring semester, each led jointly by a clinician and a scholar of the humanities. By the end of the semester, Fellows will formulate a personal philosophy of clinical practice reflecting an approach to medicine which is human-centered rather than problem-centered. This Fall, Collegium is once again offering the same Medical Humanities Fellowship, as there was an overabundance of interest and applicants last Spring.

I. Introduction to Medical Humanities: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Dr. Stacey Ake (Associate Teaching Professor of Philosophy at Drexel University)  and Dr. Ralph Rosen (Vartan Gregorian Professor of the Humanities in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania)

II. Prose, Art, and Aesthetic in Medicine: Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Dr. Lyndsay Hoy (Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care for Penn Medicine) and Mr. Michael Vitez (Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist for The Philadelphia Inquirer

III. Mental Illness, Wellness, and Spirituality: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Dr. Anthony Luberti (Medical Director of Informatics Education in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) and Dr. Philip Gehrman (Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania)

IV. The Patient-Physician Relationship: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Dr. Jim Callahan (Associate Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) and Dr. Horace Delisser (Associate Professor of Medicine for Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania) 

V. Healthy Dying: On Mortality, Disability, and Human Flourishing: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Dr. Brendan Sammon (Associate Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology our St. Joseph’s University) and Dr. Kristen Rock (Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania)

VI. Medical Morality: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Dr. Annique Hogan (Pediatrician in the Division of General Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) and Dr. Margaret Hogan (Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Portland and Director of Collegium Institute’s Medical Humanities Project)