From contemporary art to core clinical skills: observation, interpretation, and meaning-making in a complex environment.

@article{Schaff2011FromCA,
  title={From contemporary art to core clinical skills: observation, interpretation, and meaning-making in a complex environment.},
  author={Pamela B Schaff and Suzanne Isken and Robert M Tager},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  year={2011},
  volume={86 10},
  pages={1272-6}
}
Many medical schools have incorporated experiences with representational or figurative art into the curriculum in an effort to improve learners' powers of observation, visual diagnostic skills, and pattern recognition skills or to enhance communication skills, foster teamwork, and/or improve empathy. The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California has partnered with Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art to design an educational experience with the goal of honing students… CONTINUE READING
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