The Humanistic Elective in Activism, Reflective Transformation, and Integrative Medicine (HEART-IM) is offering a one month elective course for twenty-five fourth-year medical students with a strong interest in the path of healing within the modern world and medical system.
American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
Humanistic Elective in Activism, Reflective Transformation, and Integrative Medicine (HEART-IM)
March 30 - April 24, 2015
Quaker Center, Ben Lomond, CA
The Humanistic Elective in Activism, Reflective Transformation, and Integrative Medicine (HEART-IM), will provide twenty-five (25) fourth-year medical students with a unique and rewarding way to conclude their medical school careers and prepare for their future work as healer-physicians. Applicants should have a strong interest in exploring the path of healing within the modern world and medical system. The month-long elective will be structured as a group exploration of what it means to be a healer and how we can each work to embody it as we progress in our careers.
Inspiring physician mentors and other experts will facilitate sessions focused on intentional community building, complementary and alternative/holistic and integrative medicine, social justice and activism, reflective transformation including meditative practices, and personal growth skills such as communication and intention. Any clinical site visits will demonstrate ways to incorporate social justice and patient advocacy into clinical care.
Tuition costs ($1000) will cover all major expenses for the month.
The experience aims to cultivate each participant’s vision of what it means to be a healer, as well as the motivation to strive for it.
To contribute to this effort, please contact the HEART-IM Student Leadership Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view the full description on the elective course click here.