Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: medical schools

  • Radiology and visual arts interpretation

    Kristin Krumenacker Huntington, New York, United States   The Doctor, 1891, Sir Luke Fildes.© The Tate Britain. CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported). Source Medical schools have increasingly included the humanities in their curricula, hoping to encourage empathy and compassion in their students. The effects of teaching the humanities is not limited to the student but can benefit…

  • The revolution of Abraham Flexner and its aftermath

    Picture of Abraham Flexner. From The World’s Work, 1910, by W. M. Hollinger. Via Wikimedia. Unlike his brother Simon, who became a celebrated infectious diseases specialist and director of the Rockefeller Institute, Abraham Flexner was mainly interested in culture and education. He also grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, where his father had ended up after…

  • Making medical education interesting and exciting

    Anuradha Joshi Gujarat, India   Can we make an education system which will retain smiles on the faces of our children?1 — Abdul Kalam   Image by Anuradha Joshi At a time when doctors are confronted with a veritable explosion of new facts and information, teachers in medical schools should face up to the challenge…