Not Offered Spring 2016
A discussion group focusing on the application of literature and film to medical education and practice
Course Goals and Objectives
- Encourage students to understand the humanities as an integral part of comprehensive medical education.
- Provide a platform for students and faculty to discuss illness, healing, and dying from ethical, humanistic, and culturally sensitive perspectives.
- Integrate the insights of literature and literary analysis and into our practice and teaching of medicine.
INTERN, By Doctor X (1965)
"shattering revelations from a young doctor's tape-recorded diary of his life an intern... 'immediate, authentic, fascinating'"
Beasts of the Southern Wild (film)
Selected shorts of Gabriel Garcia-Marquez:
"Death Constant Beyond Love"
"Man With Wings"
Selected shorts of Jorge Luis Borges:
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows
- God's Hotel by Victoria Sweet
- Philadelphia (movie)
- Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks
- A Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- 1 Dead in Attic: After Katrina by Chris Rose
- The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
- 12 Angry Men (film)
- Tweak: Growing Up On Amphetamines by Nic Sheff andBeautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction by David Sheff
- If On A Winter's Night A Traveler by Italo Calvino
- Nathaniel Hawthorne short story selections
- Blindness by Jose Saramago
- Nine Lives: Mystery, Magic, Death, and Life in New Orleans by Dan Baum
- Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
- Selections from A Good Scent From A Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
- Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (film version of the play by Edward Albee)
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Marc Haddon
- The Emigrants by W.G. Sebald
- Harold and Maude
- The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Marc Kahn
Course Coordinator: Lauren Boehm, Adharsh Ponnapakkam
Session: 1, 2, 3
Location/Time: Murphy Building, Room 202, twice per month, 12:00-1:00 PM
Enrollment: 1st and 2nd year medical students, limit 20