October 14, 2021

McGovern students learn the Art of Observation

In the health care industry, physicians are usually asked for their expertise, whether that be through diagnosis, or recommendations on treatment, however a lot of the time, they are never asked how they are feeling. The Art of Observation, a…


February 16, 2021

Keisha Ray publishes new article in Journal of Medical Humanities

“Going Beyond the Data: Using Testimonies to Humanize Pedagogy on Black Health,” is the title of a recent paper by Keisha Ray, PhD. Appearing in the Journal of Medical Humanities, Ray proposes in the article a new approach to health…


December 2, 2020

McGovern Center course features author in discussion

The McGovern Center’s fourth-year elective, Humanistic Elements of Medicine includes three weeks of graduate-style humanities seminars with Center faculty. During the current course block, a seminar on Samuel Shem was offered during the first week by Nathan Carlin, PhD. Students…


August 1, 2020

Center faculty work with SCoPE to define professionalism

McGovern Medical School’s Student Committee on Professionalism and Ethics (SCoPE) features committee members from each class of second- through fourth-year students. In collaboration with others, the committee developed a definition of professionalism, established for teaching and practicing professionalism at all…


October 29, 2019

Science fiction and racial bias are focus of interview with Keisha Ray

Keisha Ray, PhD, was interviewed recently by Ashley Abramson of Elemental by Medium. In the interview, Ray explains that racial disparity is a pressing issue in medicine that medical students must learn about. As part of Ray’s “Science Fiction and…


October 21, 2019

Keisha Ray interviewed about race and gender

Keisha Ray, PhD, was interviewed recently on the question of what doctors are doing about racial bias in healthcare. In the column, “1 Question, 5 Answers,” Ray’s response appears alongside clinicians and administrators in medical education. The interview appears online…


October 10, 2019

Nathan Carlin named to Academy of Master Educators

The Academy of Master Educators welcomed recently Nathan Carlin, PhD among its members. The Academy is an organization of scholars recognized for teaching and educational excellence at McGovern Medical School. Carlin will be celebrated alongside other faculty at the 2019…


October 2, 2019

Poverty Simulation featured in UTHealth News

UTHealth News recently covered the Poverty Simulation, an innovative approach to teaching medical students about poverty and the challenges some patients face in following treatment plans.  The program was developed by the Missouri Community Action Network and adapted for McGovern…


August 15, 2019

Gun Violence and Physicians blue book discussed in AAMCNews

Since Spring 2018, Gun Violence and Physicians: What You Need to Know has been offered as a blue book elective at McGovern Medical School. Sponsored by the McGovern Center, the course was developed by medical students Michael Bagg and Marina…


August 1, 2019

McGovern Center electives and programs featured in Year in Review

McGovern Medical School’s annual Year in Review, At the Epicenter of Trauma, features several offerings of the McGovern Center. “Medical Education: Beyond the Classroom” shares about innovative approaches in learning environments.  One such example is Deconstructing Dementia: Mitigating Memory Loss…


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