Fridays @ Five - Smart in Medicine: A New Era

November 22, 2019 @ 5:00PM — 6:00PM

with visual artist Alexa Miller

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“Smart in Medicine: A New Era” with Alexa Miller is Friday, November 22, 5 p.m., in the Palm House at the Hermitage. Reservations are required.

After almost two decades of collaborating with medical doctors as a teaching artist working in healthcare, Miller shares her notes from the field on the power of observation in the diagnosis process, the real meaning of trust in medicine, and what it all has to do with arts practice. This talk will include an interactive discussion of a work of art using the Visual Thinking Strategies facilitation process, linked with a short discussion of a medical case, to demonstrate these principles in action. We will conclude with Q+A.

Alexa Miller creates experiential learning opportunities that enable leaders, practitioners, and teachers in healthcare to be more effective and mindful in uncertainty. A leading voice for observation and inquiry practices in medicine, and for their cultivation in arts experiences, Miller is an original co-creator of Harvard Medical School’s Training the Eye: Improving the Art of Physical Diagnosis, a course that produced researched outcomes on the impact of arts experiences on medical student learning. A kid who was always drawing, a trained visual artist and arts educator, and an avid reader of the learning sciences, Miller has been teaching medical learners and studying observation and critical thinking processes since 2003.