Disarming Dialogues in Humanities and Ethics (Workshop, University of Chicago Center in New Delhi, 2-4 November 2016)

The Medical Humanities Group of the University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), University of Delhi, India and the University of Chicago Medicine, USA will be organising this three day collaborative workshop. The course faculty will be Matthew Sorrentino, David Meltzer, Vinay Kumar, Monica Peek from Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, Ranjana Srivastava from MacLean Center for Read the full article…

Prolonging life – we’re good at that! Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi (Performance, Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Cambridge, 28 & 29 October 2016)

The hard-edged comedy Professor Bernhardi (1912), by the great Austrian Modernist doctor-writer, Arthur Schnitzler, will be staged in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre on Cambridge University’s Downing site. An unlikely comedy, Professor Bernhardi tells the story of a Jewish doctor who prevents a Catholic priest from giving the last rites to a patient who is unaware Read the full article…

‘in-Training: Stories from Tomorrow’s Physicians’ reviewed by Dr Emma Storr

in-Training: hahtories from Tomorrow’s Physicians, edited by Ajay Major and Aleena Paul (Pager Publications, Inc., 2016). I was interested to review in-Training because it provides a collection of contemporary students’ perspectives of medical training in the USA. I wondered what has changed or remained the same since I was a UK medical student over 30 years Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘in-Training: Stories from tomorrow’s physicians’ edited by Ajay Major and Aleena Paul

The Centre is pleased to offer ‘in-Training: Stories from tomorrow’s physicians‘ edited by Ajay Major and Aleena Paul (Pager Publications, 2016) for review. We have two review copies available, specifically for a medical student and an academic in the area of medical humanities or medical education. in-Training: Stories from Tomorrow’s Physicians is a collection of 102 manuscripts published on in-Training, the online magazine Read the full article…

Only a few places left: Narrative Medicine (Workshop, Germany, June 2016)

Post by Anita Wohlmann from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany, will host a three-day workshop (June 17-19, 2016) on “Narrative Medicine” with faculty from the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. The workshop will be based on Rita Charon’s concept of Narrative Medicine. Alternating between plenary lectures and small-group seminars, Read the full article…

‘Adventures in Human Being’ reviewed by Annalisa Manca and Jonathan McFarland

‘Adventures in Human Being’ by Gavin Francis (Profile Books, 2015) Gavin Francis’ Adventures in Human Being is a compelling collection of essays that takes the reader on a metaphorical journey through the human body from the point of view of a practising doctor. It is a mesmerizing and fascinating journey through the intertwined landscapes of Read the full article…

‘When Breath Becomes Air’ reviewed by Dr Rebecca Oxley

‘When Breath Becomes Air’ by Paul Kalanithi (The Bodley Head, 2016). A short and profound book, When Breath Becomes Air gets right to the heart of the matter; the prologue commences with a final-year neurosurgical resident analysing CT scan images. This is Paul Kalanithi at 36 years old, and he diagnoses his own terminal lung Read the full article…

Narrative Medicine (Workshop, Germany, 17-19 June 2016)

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany, will host a three-day workshop (June 17-19, 2016) on “Narrative Medicine” with faculty from the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. The workshop will be based on Rita Charon’s concept of Narrative Medicine. Alternating between plenary lectures and small-group seminars, the faculty will engage participants with close reading, writing Read the full article…

Postdoctoral vacancy, Social Sciences & Medical Humanities in medical education (CfA, University Paris Diderot, July 4th 2015)

in History and Philosophy of Sciences on Social Sciences and Medical Humanities in medical education in the University Sorbonne Paris Cité cross-disciplinary program “People in medicine » The cross-disciplinary Program « People in medicine » – Université Sorbonne Paris Cité USPC – is offering a postdoctoral position in History and Philosophy of Sciences, to be recruited at the Read the full article…

Comics & Medicine (CFP, Conference, Riverside, California, 16-18 July 2015)

Comics and Medicine 2015. Call for Papers 6th International Conference: SPACES OF CARE 16th – 18th July 2015 Culver Arts Center University of California, Riverside Theme The theme of this year’s conference, Spaces of Care, invites us to think about space as a critical element in health care and comics. Receiving medical treatment can affect Read the full article…