From September 29 – October 1, the University of Houston hosted a conference, Innovations in Arts and Health: Collaborating for Medical Humanities, Professional Development, and Community Health. The international conference featured many speakers from the Houston area, including several affiliated with the McGovern Center and McGovern Medical School.
One of these presentations was “How the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics Guides Students’ Collaborative Projects in the Arts,” presented by Nathan Carlin, PhD, Lilit Sargsyan, MD, Anson Koshy, MD, MBE, Laura Spector, Megan Jiao, and Sarah Syed, MD. The group shared about various learning opportunities made available to McGovern students, including the Narratives of Illness & Healing series, Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration, and more.
The second presentation was a plenary session on “Art Museum-based Experiences to Build Skills for Clinical Communication and Medical Professionalism” by Caroline Goeser, PhD (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston); Evan Leslie, MMus (University of Houston); and Anson Koshy, MD, MBE alongside two McGovern students, Gavin Roland and Samantha Oglesby.
Videos of each presentation are linked above.