I wanted to share this awesome article on medical schools requiring Art in thier curriculum!


    Here are some of the benefits described by the Article:

    • Communication
    • Critical thinking
    • awarness and empathy
    • real world scenarios
    • create and maintain student empathy
    • teach presence and awareness
    • close observation skills
    • prepare for uncomfortable and uncertain situations
    • engender curiosity
    • critical consciousness
    • creative comic strips about real life scenarios
    • practice effective storytelling
    • partner painting...painter must ask specific concrete and clear questions in order to know what to paint (when taking  patient histories)
    • removes unconsious bias
    • allows stop and think moments and we ALL need those