8th Annual Hippocrates Symposium on Poetry and Medicine

January 3, 2017


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 Initiative

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Wintersession course studies compassion and suffering through lenses of dance, music, and science

February 6, 2017

"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

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Schubert in the TMEC

November 2, 2016

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

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HUBweek 2016 | A Festival for the Future

August 16, 2016

HUBweek is a unique civic collaboration of Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT and the Boston Globe, and a celebration of Boston as a center of innovation in science, technology and art.

Last year, 45,000 people participated in the first annual HUBweek—with over 2,000 people attending programs hosted by Mass General.

Throughout HUBweek, attendees will have the opportunity to attend engaging, challenging, educational, and entertaining programs during the day and into the evening at Mass General Hospital, Faneuil Hall, Kendall Square

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MFA for MDs

MFA for MDs

October 29, 2015

Dr. Tommy Heyne, an MGH Med-Peds resident and a leader in the Arts and Humanities Initiative, leads a group of 40 MDs from MGH through the Museum of Fine Arts as part of the Swartz Initiative for Residents.