One of the leaders in medical humanities is Imperial College, London, which introduces poetry, music and art to medical students in the second and fourth years, with an option of studying for a BSc in medical humanities – a degree that looks at medicine as an art, rather than a science and incorportes visits to galleries, film viewings and allows students to create their own piece of performance or artwork.
Course director, Giskin Day, says she sees highly intelligent but very young students hiding behind a screen of professionalism, medical language, tests and scientific concepts, and afraid to address patients as individuals in case they are drawn into their lives, families and emotions. (Pugh, 2013).
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