Arts in Medicine
The "Arts in Medicine" initiative emphasizes visual arts to enhance perception and empathy in healthcare, integrating artistic elements at USD Sanford School of Medicine to improve skills and foster cultural awareness.
Generations of physicians have recognized that medicine is more than science and technology alone. An understanding of the complexity of human burdens, motivations and beliefs is crucial.
At USD Sanford School of Medicine, we know the humanities can help foster such understanding for our students and faculty. The school’s Section of Ethics and Humanities, established in 1995, has championed an integrated exposure to a range of humanities.
The “Arts in Medicine” project includes a focus on the visual arts, revealing what we might otherwise fail to see. Enhanced perception can promote the wisdom and empathy that fosters excellent patient care.
Medical schools throughout the U.S. have long recognized the benefits of an education steeped in humanities.
Follow along the medical school journeys of six students in the University of South Dakota’s Sanford School of Medicine.
The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine is celebrating a monumental occasion this year: its 50th anniversary of becoming an institution granting four-year medical degrees.
Family matriarch Dr. Sophie Two Hawk ’87 was always certain her life’s path would lead her to be a healer, coming from several generations of holistic healers with a firm footing in whole-person health care.