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Open today 10 am–5 pm


Today is October 20, 2017. Open today 10 am–5 pm

Continuing Medical Education Workshop: Mindful Observation—The Art of Making Meaning from What We See

June 22, 2017, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Museum Galleries
  • Physicians 160312 029

Led by an interdisciplinary team of art educators and clinicians, this three-hour workshop will use art experiences to encourage reflection on how we make meaning from what we see, or think we see. The medical model values pattern recognition and quick processing of visual information. While these skills are essential to competent clinical practice, in order to be effective and fully intentional in observation and interpretation in a clinical setting, providers must also be aware of factors that impact both processes. This workshop provides an opportunity to slow down the process of observation and build insight into the many factors that may influence perception. Awareness of personal thought processes is a cornerstone of mindful clinical practice.

Through guided engagements with carefully selected works of art and collegial discussion facilitated by physicians, participants will build awareness of personal perspective and subjectivity, and consider ways to translate rigorous reflective skills into clinical practice.

A light dinner will be served and physicians will earn 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ on completion of the workshop.

Space is very limited and early registration is strongly encouraged. Workshop cost, including dinner, is $70. Participants who register before June 8 receive a $5 discount; residents receive a $35 discount with code CMERES.

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