Friday, January 4, 2013

AMSA Medical Humanities Scholars' Program Seminar Topic Creative Arts in Medicine

Press Release, January 4, 2013
Cheryl L. McLean, Publisher of The International Journal of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, IJCAIP has been invited to facilitate an upcoming seminar in March for The American Medical Student Association, Medical Humanities Scholars’ Program. The program draws together physicians, humanists, scholars and others to lead student sessions and open up discussion around the practice of medicine and integration of science and humanities and to explore how  the humanities enrich and lend perspective to the medical field.  
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) founded in 1950,  is based in Washington and is the largest independent association of physicians in training in the United States.  Uniquely student governed,  AMSA  has a membership of 68,000 from across The United States.  Among the key goals of the AMSA are to advocate for quality and affordable health care for all, equality in global health and enriching medicine through diversity.
The theme for this year’s  AMSA, Medical Humanities Scholars program is “Perceptions of Physicians in Literature and the Arts”.  Ms. McLean will lead a session around  the growing diversity and vitality of the creative arts in medicine, education  research and practice.  This webinar will also be available for access at the IJCAIP Journal website at  She is editor of the upcoming book, “Creative Arts in Humane Medicine” to be published by Brush Education for release in 2013.