Workshop: Healer’s Art

December 15, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The Healer’s Art course enables the formation of a genuine community of inquiry between physicians that encourages an in-depth sharing of experience, beliefs, aspirations and personal truths.

Students and faculty will participate together in a discovery model that transcends the divisiveness of expertise to explore service as a way of life. The process-based curriculum takes a highly innovative, interactive, contemplative and didactic approach to enabling participants to uncover and recognize the personal and universal meaning in the daily work of medicine.

Sessions cover the following topics:

  • Discovering and nurturing your wholeness
  • Honoring loss
  • Sharing grief: The healing of loss
  • Beyond analysis: Allowing awe in medicine
  • The care of the soul: Service as a way of life

The course will be facilitated by Heather Burrows, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, and Andrew Barnosky, D.O., M.P.H., professor of emergency medicine and anatomical sciences.

Dates: Jan. 9, Jan. 23, Feb. 6, Feb. 20, March 13, 2018

Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on all dates (Light snacks provided)

Location: Taubman Health Sciences Library – Room TBA

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Participants should plan to attend all five sessions. If you took this program as a student, you are still welcome to attend as a faculty member and learn from others in a similar role.

Please note that these sessions are part of the Medical School curriculum and faculty are invited to join medical students in this program. When participants break out for group activities, faculty will work with faculty; students with students.   

This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development, and is open to faculty only. Questions? Contact Jordan Wright at If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop, or have questions about accessibility, please contact Jordan Wright. Please also let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies. Advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange so letting us know at least 2 weeks in advance is much appreciated.