Education

Graduate Medical Education ACCEL Line electives

HUM - Emergency Video Production

Faculty: Henry Curtis

Duration: 2 - 4 weeks

Time: Most of year

Description: Do you have a story to tell? Something really cool to share? A flair for the visual arts? Want to do something hands-on outside of the ED? Consider designing cutting edge medical education videos for the FOAM world, exploring meaningful issues through a medical documentary, sending a message through a hip music video, or creating a 360 virtual learning experience. Make the decision to learn the craft and you will be given the tools to make an impact in this realm. No prior film experience required.

Funding: none

HUM - The Pursuit of Humanity

Faculty: Henry Curtis

Duration: 2 - 4 weeks

Time: Most of year

Description: Wellness. It is the force that drives, guides, and defines us. It creates a sense of meaning. It opens our minds to peaceful and meaningful connection with patients, consultants, the team and ourselves. Consider the wealth of wellness opportunity in the world that you can grasp today. Then explore this montage of wellness activity and recharge your battery before you reconnect.

Funding: none

HUM - Doctoring, the Art of Medicine

Faculty: Henry Curtis

Duration: 2 - 4 weeks

Time: Most of year

Description: What “nontechnical skills” matter? Consider communication skills, empathy, self-awareness, judgment, and professionalism. Dive deep into the social and cultural context of personhood, illness and healthcare. Enter this experience by opening your heart to empathy, respect, genuineness, self-awareness, and reflective practice. Doctoring concepts will be examined through work with performing arts, visual arts and literature.

Funding: none

HUM - Focus

Faculty: Henry Curtis

Duration: 2 - 4 weeks

Time: Most of year

Description: The emergency department is a labile arena, obligating periodic immersions into chaotic situations wracked with competing responsibilities. There are defining moments when your full attention and focus matters. Be present. Your ability to see past the noise will make a difference. You will hone your situational awareness using a variety of techniques in a medley of environments.

Funding: none

HUM - Forecasting the Future of Emergency Medicine

Faculty: Henry Curtis

Duration: 2 - 4 weeks

Time: Most of year

Description: Ever thought about the future? What is the cutting edge of emergency medicine? What technologies will change our boundaries? What thoughts and philosophies will change our boundaries? What will emergency medicine look like in 10 years? Can art give us insight into our future practice? Identify a passion and trace its trajectory.

Funding: none

HUM - Community Empowerment

Faculty: Henry Curtis

Duration: 2 - 4 weeks

Time: Most of year

Description: People in the community want to help. They want to know what to do in a medical emergency. They want to protect their loved ones and fellow man. They want to make a difference. Sometimes they are just afraid to take action. Seek out means of empowering the community.

Funding: none

HUM - Doctors as Creators and Makers

Faculty: Henry Curtis

Duration: 2 - 4 weeks

Time: Most of year

Description: Reflect on your experience in emergency medicine through a new lens.  Create art or make an invention with a medium of your choice. Pursue a mode of inquiry and experience the pleasure related to the tangible expression of your story.

Funding: none

HUM - Grace Under Pressure

Faculty: Henry Curtis

Duration: 2 - 4 weeks

Time: Most of year

Description: Want to prevent falling into the rabbit hole? Assess the situation and leverage your prior experience. Would you like to emphasize the positive and focus on what you can

control? Feel control and you will gain it. Wouldn’t it be nice to know what the next step is? Ignore unhelpful thoughts and make decisions. You will practice techniques to keep your calm and remain the captain of the ship during high stakes emergencies.

Funding: none

HUM - The Ultimate Experience

Faculty: Henry Curtis

Duration: 2 - 4 weeks

Time: Most of year

Description: Establishing and maintaining a therapeutic bond depends on using the ability to connect with strangers and respond appropriately to unfamiliar scenarios. Understand endings, boundaries, humor, connections and other tools. You will make life better for patients as you deliver paramount experience by bringing art to the bedside.

Funding: none


PLANNED FUTURE ELECTIVES:

CONTEXT:

FUT - History of Medicine

FUT - Cultural Humility

FUT – Theatre: Body Language as a Communication Vehicle

EXPERIENCE:

FUT – Opera and Musicals: Show the Story

FUT – Writing: Share the Experience

CONCEPTUAL AND CRITICAL ANALYSIS:

FUT - Clinical Ethics

FUT - Human Values

FUT - Metacognition

FORMATION

FUT - Drama: Doctoring Performance

FUT - Visual arts: Heighten the diagnostic senses

FUT - Literature: Patient Narratives

FUT – Music: Sync the group, Harmonize the Whole

FUT - Sports and Games: Enhance the Good Life, Promote Teamwork, and Provide Insights into the Riddles of the Human Condition


Undergraduate Medical Education School of Medicine Courses

EMED 205: Film and Television Emergencies: Grasp Emergency Care through Pop Culture

Although popular shows such as Grey's Anatomy successfully enthrall an audience, they often exchange accuracy for entertainment value. This course aims to "set the record straight" and deconstruct these medical dramas into the technical and non-technical skills involved in handling medical emergencies. Working in small groups and guided by emergency medicine faculty, students will actively curate content for discussions about the appropriate usage of these skills. Topics range from CPR and stroke management to decisionmaking and the social influence of medical dramas.

EMED 215: Writing Narrative Medicine

This course details and models the methods required for the practice of narrative medicine. Students will examine a variety of works, including literary reflections on the doctor-patient encounter, poetry, popular press, memoirs and other illness narratives. They will also engage in reflective writing exercises focused on four of medicine's central narrative situations: physician and patients, physician and self, physician and colleagues, and physicians and society. Through these two approaches, they will build their close reading and reflective writing skills, while examining the divides that separate physicians from patience, themselves, colleagues, and society.

EMED 228: Virtual Reality Storytelling

Do you have a story to tell?  Would you like to make an impact on medicine through the most immersive medium available?  Virtual reality 360 filmmaking is a cutting edge means of shaping the public's perception of and relationship to healthcare, with enormous potential to act as a vehicle for change.  This course will describe and practice the entire 360 video virtual reality filmmaking process from preproduction and production through to postproduction completion.  Step by step you will learn to tell stories that matter in this immersive medium.  When the quarter is complete, there will be a complete virtual reality experience for you to share.  No prior virtual reality or filmmaking experience required.

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