Medical Humanities Week kicks off
The first annual Medical Humanities Week Celebration sponsored by the Katherine Swan Ginsburg Humanism in Medicine Program kicks off next week with lectures, a film screening and a house staff art exhibit.
Katherine Swan Ginsburg was a house officer at BIDMC who died of cancer at the age of 34, not long after completing her training. While her mastery of medical knowledge and technical competence were outstanding, she was also widely admired for her extraordinary compassion and selfless dedication in caring for her patients.
Thanks to a gift from her family and loved ones, BIDMC continues to celebrate her life, by recognizing a graduating senior resident who, as selected by his or her peers, best exemplifies her inspiring personal attributes, and by convening a Grand Rounds lecture by a prominent speaker on a theme relating to humanism in medicine.
This year's speaker is physician-poet Rafael Campo, MD, director of the program and BIDMC's Office of Multicultural Affairs. Activities will also include a Medical Humanities Journal Club, with Tony Breu, MD, the current Katherine Swan Ginsburg Humanism in Medicine fellow and the screening of Wit, starring Emma Thompson.
House staff art work will be on display on both east and west campuses throughout the week.
For more information, contact Campo.