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In Hopes Of Shaping More Sensitive Doctors, Med Schools Expose Students To The Arts

Greek vase with a depiction of a doctor treating a patient.
Marie-Lan Nguyen via Wikimedia Commons
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Louvre Museum
In a course at the Yale School of Medicine, medical students must interpret works of art at a museum.

You don't expect to see classes like fiction writing, drawing and drama in a medical school curriculum. But some of the county's top med schools are integrating arts and humanities classes in an attempt to build empathy for the patient experience of  illness, as Stat News reports. 

Medical schools incorporate arts into doctors' training