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Storytelling in Medicine
Stories are at the core of medical practice, but the skills developed are applicable across disciplines, including technology and business. Storytelling in Medicine is a new Sophomore IntroSem designed to teach skills in multiple modalities of storytelling including narrative, oral, social media, academic presentations and visual arts for different audiences. This seminar combines small groups, interactive workshops, and guest speakers who are experts in their fields of medicine, including Abraham Verghese, MD, author of Cutting for Stone, and Audrey Shafer, MD, poet and director of Stanford’s Medicine and the Muse program. Students will also create their own storytelling project throughout the seminar, developed and edited with peer and teacher support and presented at the end of the course.