Apr 14, 2010

teaching empathy?

A visting scholar, Dr. Arno Kumagai from the University of Michigan Medical School gave a fascinating presentation to our faculty a few weeks ago.

Dr. Kumagai is the director of an innovative program for first-year medical students called the "Family Centred Experience", where students are matched for a year with families dealing with chronic illness.

At the end of the year, the students create some form of artistic representation of the illness experience.

Please take a moment to listen to this mp3. I wish I could give proper credits, but was only able to find it listed as: Ben, Heiko, and Cailin
The song is about migraine experience, it left me in tears. These students are amazing.

mp3 Performance of "Lullaby", scroll down page to see

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