Print This Page
Department: MEPHR-Pharmacology
Course: 430-Poetry in Medicine

Course Director: William E. Fann, M.D.
Course Faculty: William E. Fann, M.D.
Elective Location:
Elective Offered Terms: 1,2,3,4,5
Min. Number of Students:10  Max: 15
Elective Type: Non-Clinical - Foundations
Credit: 1
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): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
Pre-Clinical Elective - Block 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 Pre-requisites: None "If of all thy worldly goods thou art bereft, And to thee two loaves alone are left, Sell one and with the dole, Buy Hyacinths to feed the soul." The Elective continues as it was originated by students who were seeking "an oasis" of humanities in the midst of the sciences, and to openly consider "that which is so often thought but ne'er so well expressed."
Learning Activities
Experience indicates that many students believe they would benefit from a broader understanding of poetry and desire some tutelage and a forum in which to discuss readings and interpretations. The group will meet once weekly at noon for one hour sessions. The objective of this elective is to meet the students' own perceived need by providing a colloquium for recitations and readings, a forum for their open discourse, and guidance for their edification.
Evaluation Methods
Grades: Pass/Fail Credits: six one hour sessions, 1.0 Credits A Basic Science Student on a full course load may take a maximum of 3 credits per block. Students on academic warning or probation must have a signed approval of a Dean in the Office of Student Affairs to take any elective. Basic Science students cannot enroll in any elective which is scheduled to meet at the same time as a basic science course for which the student is enrolled.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Dr. William Fann
Contact Phone: 713-798-7919
Contact Fax:
Contact Location: M Station 319D- Jewish Wing

Return to Elective Course Types