Anson Koshy discusses Visual Thinking Strategies in blog post

By Angela Gomez, McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics
October 13, 2022

Anson Koshy, MD, MBE, recently authored a post, “Seeing the Unsaid: A Reflection on Museum Based Medical Education in Clinical Care,” for the Harvard Macy Institute blog. In the piece, Koshy shared about a clinical experience in which he used Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) to help him address a patient’s family, upon wondering what he—and other clinicians—may have missed when seeing them in clinic. Having completed the Harvard Macy Institute Art Museum-based Health Professions Education Fellowship, Koshy was familiar with questions one might ask in VTS: What is actually going on here? and What am I missing? By considering these questions, Koshy was able to help address the family’s concerns. Having completed the fellowship earlier this year, Koshy actively brings VTS to the McGovern Center and McGovern Medical School, in particular, through the Art of Observation blue book elective and recently-piloted Graduate Medical Education in Humanities & Ethics (GME in H&E) program.