Medical Humanities student receives travel award to present at regional meeting

In 2015, Lawrence Lin developed a blue book elective, Sacred Sites of Houston which facilitates students’ visiting places of worship and learning about various religions in the Greater Houston area. Students meet with religious leaders and congregation members to understand the impacts of faith on health and health’s impacts on faith. The series has been offered each academic year since Spring 2016.

Lin proposed an abstract about the series, titled “Outcomes of a Novel Experiential Learning Course on Religion and Spirituality in Medical Care,” which was accepted for presentation at the 2018 Regional Spring Meeting of the Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA), held last week in Jackson, MS. He received an SGEA Travel Scholarship to support his efforts.

Lin is a third-year medical student at McGovern Medical School who participates in the Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration.