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Department: MEFAM-Family and Community Medicine
Course: 428-Compassion and the Art of Medicine

Course Director:
Course Faculty: Dr. Kenya Steele
Elective Location: OTHR
Elective Offered Terms: 1,2
Min. Number of Students:75  Max: 250
Elective Type: Non-Clinical - Foundations
Credit: 2
Visiting Student Elective: No
Open to International Students: No
Grading: Pass/Fail Only
Faculty Approval: No

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Fridays, 12:00 - 1:30 Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: No Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: 0 Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: No Surgery:
  Didactic: 100
Statement of Goals:
Students are to sign up in Block 1 and Block 7. This course spans Block 1-3 and 7-8 The purpose of this course is to remind students that medicine is an art as well as a science and that a caring, empathic spirit is an essential component of an effective doctor-patient relationship.
Learning Activities
Students attend two workshops, read one book and write a review essay Lectures or performances are held on Fridays at Noon in September, October and November
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Carolyn Olson
Contact Phone: 713-798-6590
Contact Fax:
Contact Location: Dept. of Family and Community Medicine
Address: 3701 Kirby Dr. Ste. 600 BCMM 700

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