The Humanities in Medicine Program provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff at the Zucker School of Medicine, Northwell Health, and Hofstra University, to learn about important issues in medicine through a study of the arts, literature, history and the humanities.
These programs are designed to help healthcare professionals develop the broader perspectives necessary to understand the true impact of illness on patients’ lives. In addition, by encouraging healthcare professionals to pursue their interests and passions in the arts, the Humanities in Medicine Program also assists them in finding and maintaining the essential balance necessary for them to be their best selves, both professionally and personally.
The Humanities in Medicine Program houses the Osler Society of the Zucker School of Medicine, a forum dedicated to pursuing the humanities among healthcare professionals. The Osler Society is open to all faculty, students and staff of the Zucker School of Medicine and its affiliated entities. All programming is provided free of charge and many are open to members of the public with prior registration. The Humanities in Medicine Program operates under the direction of the Dean’s Office.
Virtual 2022 Celebration of Visual Art show
Upcoming Events and Programs
Osler Society Newsletter
Check out the Winter/Spring 2022 Osler Society Newsletter – Our Humanities in Medicine programs are designed to educate and enrich faculty, students, and staff about important issues in medicine and bioethics through a creative lens. All are welcome to attend!
Now Accepting Submissions
Narrateur, Reflections on Caring
We are now accepting submissions for the 11th Issue of Narrateur, Reflections on Caring, the art & literary journal of the Zucker School of Medicine. Submissions are due January 9, 2022. You can submit your works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography and/or art.
Now Accepting Submissions
Annual Celebration of Visual Art
We are now accepting submissions for the Zucker School of Medicine’s annual Celebration of Visual Art. Submit your work to be displayed during our Spring, 2022 exhibit! For more information, contact Lisa Martin at Lisa.Martin@hofstra.edu
The Manic Monologues, A Program on Mental Illness
Join us as students, faculty and staff perform a play depicting true stories of mental illness and resiliency. Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 6:00-7:30 pm, via ZOOM
Art & Medicine Collide: A Two Part Series
Students are welcome to join in on this basic anatomy art lesson and in a collaborative art project. Wednesday February 3, 2022, 6-7:30 p.m., Emily Lowe Gallery/Hofstra University; Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 6:00-7:30 p.m., ZSOM
It’s Not About the Damn Food, A program on Eating Disorders
Join us for a dramatic performance by actress and playwright, Anna Snapp, as she portrays real stories told by real people with eating disorders. Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 6:00-7:30 p.m., ZSOM/ZOOM
THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Join us for a musical theater production with playwright, actress, singer Anita Hollander, who lost her leg to cancer in 1977.
Come Dance with Us.
Living with Down Syndrome. Join us for interactive dancing with medical students and guests from the Let’s Groove Dance Troupe. Friday, April 29, 2022, 12:30-2:00p.m., ZSOM