2013 photos by E. Fletcher. 2012 photos by J. Crowder.


An annual exploration of art in medicine

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The Creative Expressions Project (CEP) is a part of the Humanities, Ethics and Professionalism (HEP) course which is taught as part of POM 2, beginning in July of each year. Students who participate in the CEP will create some form of artistic expression based upon their experiences during the break (from May 1 — June 29), reflection upon what it means to be a doctor, or their thinking about issues brought up during HEP. Depending upon the project medium, students will be paired with local artists or experts who can serve as mentors or advisers and facilitate the student's work. Successful completion of the CEP will preclude students having to write a bioethics paper for HEP.

Each week students will write about the progress of their work, the evolution of their thinking, and the problems they have encountered, sharing their thoughts, audio files, still images and videos via blog posts. These weekly reflective writing exercises will be evaluated using the same reflective writing rubric employed in POM 1. 

At the end of the term students will present their work in a variety of fora, including but not exclusive to the Bioethics Bowl, a CEP reception, and the campus-wide art show.

Previous student projects include painting, drawing, musical composition and performance, poetry, theater, dance, film, photo, digital storytelling, sewing, printmaking, jewelry making, and sculpture.

Photos below depict some students and their projects from 2013 and 2012. This is a link to a short video on the CEP 2012.

The Application process will open on April 24, 2015. Check here for the Google form to submit. We will take applications through June 1, 2015. Students will be notified of their selection by June 15, 2015. Our first CEP meeting will take place on Friday, July 10. More details to follow.


by Jerome Crowder | 24 Mar, 2014
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