After months of social distancing from friends and working remotely, Harvard Magazine's associate editor Jacob Sweet wanted to know more about the psychological and social impacts of isolation and how they were affecting people’s everyday lives during the pandemic. What he found out proved surprising and more interesting than he’d anticipated. Enjoy reading Jacob’s behind-the-scenes insights below on what led to his recent ... Read more about Surprising Research on Loneliness
Where do healers find comfort? For some U.S. doctors and caregivers, the answer is in music. Jeffrey Brown (PBS NewsHour) went to Newton, Massachusetts, recently to see how medical professionals are regenerating their spirits -- and becoming better providers in the process. Dr. Lisa Wong speaks about music as healing during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the...Read more about Medical professionals turn to music making as a tonic
This in-depth article focuses on the life story and artistic works of Rafael Campo (HMS/Beth Israel Deaconess), who has successfully combined his accomplishments as a physician and poet into a career built on compassionate care.
Elliana Kirsch finds magic in the integration of medicine and music
For the 2018–2019 HMS Dean's Report, a select few students from the class of 2018, were asked "What was your most formative or memorable experience in your medical education at HMS?" Prior to medical school, Elliana Kirsch was a professional opera singer and early in her medical school training, Elliana learned that becoming a doctor would not mean the end of her love of singing.
The Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School is thrilled to announce that Yo-Yo Ma is the 2108 Marmor Artist-in-Residence. The three-year artist-in-residencey is a pilot through the Arts and Humanities Initiative sponsored by HMS alumni Michael and Jane Marmor (Stanford University professor of ophthalmology and radiation oncologist, respectively).
More and more medical schools are adding the arts and humanities to their curriculum—either as requirements, electives, or student-lead groups. Schools like Yale, Columbia, and of course, Harvard recognize the extraordinary benefits to not only the students, but to their patients and to the faculty who also participate in these activities alongside the students.
"Creativity, Medicine, and the Arts," a Wintersession 2017 course led by Lisa Wong, pediatrician and assistant co-director of the Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School, was attended by undergraduate students from Harvard College and graduate students from Harvard's Medical School, Graduate School of Education, Law School, and Business School. Participates in the course were invited to rethink the idea that when one studies science, he or she must give up the arts. Read about the course and student perspective...
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 8:00am–5:00pm Symposium & Awards for the 2017 Prize for Poetry and Medicine Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
The 2017 International Symposium will include lectures, round-table discussions, and poetry readings. There will be talks, discussion panel, and poster sessions on historical and contemporary themes, illness and poetry, poetry as therapy, poetry in the education of health professionals, and poetry as an aid to health professionals. To learn more about the symposium, please visit the Hippocrates...
On October 13, 2016, The Tosteson Medical Education Center (TMEC) was transformed into a concert hall. In the spirit of blending the medical and musical with the new and the old, undergraduate musicians from Harvard, students from Harvard Medical School, and students and faculty of New England Conservatory joined together to make sense of our crazy lives through music. The evening began with a new duet commissioned especially for this occasionin inviting listeners to sit back and reflect on the resonance of Schubert.
Franz Schubert’s profound cello quintet, written in the 19th...