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|Course Name:||The Role of Healthcare in the Meaning of Life|
|Coordinator(s):||Frank J. Domino, MD * firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark L. Shelton, Vice Chancellor for University Relations mark.shelton@umassmededu
|Sites Available:||Various community based authors|
|Number of Students / Month:||Varies|
|Goal: to explore how the work of a physician can be developed in a personal philosophy for residency and practice.
Elective Description : This class will focus four short literary works that focus on life and its meaning. Using these readings as a backdrop, the learner will participate in a small discussion group to help explore how the lives cared for by physicians are lived and ended in relation to the care they receive. This group will meet for a half day on Monday and Thursdays. Additionally, each student will choose a topic in their area of interest for independent research. A goal and series of objectives will be written by the student based upon this topic. Each student will also choose how they wish to present this research. Options will include a PowerPoint presentation to the group, writing a medical abstract, or some other representation of their work. Journaling of their experiences will be encouraged.
Potential readings may include: The Bridge of the San Luis Rey, by Thornton Wilder, Why Bad Things Happen to Good People, by Harold Kushner, Lake Wobegon Days, Garrison Keillor
Evaluation: Each student will be evaluated based upon their participation in their small group and upon the completion of the objectives set for their independent study.
|Location: Individual Preceptorship Sites|
|Website: Department of Family Medicine & Community Health http://www.umassmed.edu/fmch/|