- Multiple arts and narrative medicine seminars will be presented across a two-year cycle. Students will need to attend a minimum of 15 seminars over the course of four years.
- Reflective Journal entries: Students will write 10 journal entries per year over four years; entries will be based on learning experiences, as written and/or visual arts, and will be maintained in a portfolio that is reviewed annually by the program's directors.
- This portfolio will include a brief description of the experience, an analysis of ethical principles and how it impacted the student’s development as a physician (a reflection on their emerging professional identity).
- Students must complete at least one four-week Humanities or Ethics elective from an approved list during the fourth year.
- Students must complete an online course activity in Health Humanities during the Personalized Active Learning (PAL) block and use the information gained to direct a community outreach experience (see below).
Community Outreach and Engagement
- Students will participate in narrative/arts-based community outreach programs — such as Creativity in Elder Care, narrative story projects with local collaborators or writing projects at ASU’s Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing — for at least 10 hours over the course of four years.
- Students must lead three activities as part of the Phoenix Art Museum program, Narrative and Diversity Book Club or Film and Medicine screenings tied to humanities in their fourth year.
- Students must complete and write or illustrate a reflection on at least one “Narrative Medicine” patient interview experience per year.
- They must also develop at least one patient perspective writing or art piece to submit for publication in their four years.
- Students will be required to complete an approved scholarly project with a research question relevant to an arts, humanities, narrative and/or bioethics topic.