I took a class a while ago, called the Healer’s Art Course, which was surprising not what I expected. I thought it was to help us learn the art of medicine, however, it was about bringing humanity back into medicine.
We learned so much in from and about one another, both in large and small groups. In the small group sessions we discussed so many things near and dear to our hearts, inside and outside of Medicine. We now share an incredible bond, one that I did not think was possible this late in our medical school career. I was so grateful for the opportunity that this class gave me, to learn more about myself, my classmates and teachers.
At the end of the class we all got small hearts to remind us to take care of our own. It was hand made by an amish woman with a kind heart and gentle hands. If you have an opportunity to participate in something you normally wouldn’t do, I highly encourage you to take that leap of faith. I had to drive an hour each way during my surgery rotation (after 17 hour days) to get to this class, and they were the best 2 hours I spent that day. It helped me open myself and enjoy my work and patients even more!
Here is the link to the website of the actual (original) Healer’s Art course information!