Humanities in Medicine

2018-19 Calendar of Events


Osler Society Programming

2018-2019 Academic Year

August 8, 2018
Come Write with Us

Group writing can help prevent burnout and promote a sense of well-being, as well as provide an opportunity for meaningful connections with colleagues. Come Write with Us-Flier.

October 4, 2018, A Theater in Medicine Program

Stages Logo
STAGES is a one-man autobiographical dramatic performance, by playwright, actor and comedian David Lee Nelson, a patient suffering from colorectal cancer. Performances at 1p.m and 6p.m. will take place at the School of Medicine (W134), and will be followed by Q&A with David Lee Nelson. See flier for more details.

November 14, 2018, An evening of classical music
Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer: Awareness, Signs and Symptoms
The Cassat String Quartet

The Cassatt String Quartet, which will perform classical and contemporary masterpieces, has appeared at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Barbican (London) and the Beijing Modern Music Festival. Following the music, an ovarian cancer patient will deliver a dramatic monologue, and physician experts will host a Q&A to discuss diagnosing and treating ovarian cancer. 6p.m.-8pm, Goldman International Conference Center at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Please see flier for more details.


December 5, 2018, An Art in Medicine Program
The Reimagined Brain
An art exhibit featuring the artwork of Elizabeth Jameson

Join us for an Art Exhibit featuring the artwork of Elizabeth Jameson. Hear from Ms. Jameson, a quadriplegic as a result of her progressive multiple sclerosis, about how she uses art to create provocative images addressing the imperfect brain, and learn from Dr. Joel Stern and Dr. Asaff Harel about the latest scientific knowledge and clinical treatments for patients with multiple sclerosis. Art Exhibit Reception and Program: 1p.m. and 6p.m., Zucker School of Medicine (W134 and Gallery).
Please see flier for more details.


January/February 2019
A certificate program for MS1 students

This certificate course, open to first year medical students, offers a safe learning environment for a personal in-depth exploration of the time-honored values of service, healing relationship, reverence for life and compassionate care. [Jan 14, Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 25] ) For more details, see Healer's Art Flier


February 5, 2019, A Medicine in Theater Event
Regeneration/When a Doctor Becomes a Patient
with Dr. Nancy Rappaport and Dr. David Elkowitz

The event will open with scenes from Regeneration, a daring piece of theater about mortality, written and performed by Dr. Nancy Rappaport, a pediatric psychiatrist and associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rappaport recounts her personal journey from doctor to patient, where she confronts her mortality with tenderness and humor. Dr. David Elkowitz will join Dr. Rappaport in leading a discussion and Q&A. Two showings- 1:00p.m. and 6:00p.m. Zucker School of Medicine, Room W134 Please see flier for more details

February 27, 2019, A Medicine in Theater Event
Flowers for Algernon
Performance and Bioethics Discussion on Informed Consent and Medical Research

The event will open with a performance, by Zucker School of Medicine’s Medicine in Theater Group, of Flowers for Algernon, a one-act play by David Rogers, based on the book by Daniel Keyes. The play will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A on the bioethical issues related to informed consent in medical research, particularly for vulnerable populations. This will take place during the Annual Retreat of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at The Inn in New Hyde Park, at 5:00p.m. Please see flier for more details.


March 5, 2019, Osler Book & Film Series
Dark Side of the Full Moon: When Motherhood Meets Mental Health
Understanding Postpartum Depression

Join us for a showing of this documentary film which studies Postpartum Depression, to be followed by a Panel Discussion and Q&A This important film delves into the unseen world of maternal mental health in the U.S. 1:30p.m-3:30p.m. (SOM W134). Please see flier for more details.


March/April, 2019, An Art in Medicine Program
Date of Reception Event - Tuesday, March 26
Fifth Annual Celebration of Visual Art Exhibit

Art Exhibit Reception, Zucker School of Medicine Gallery & Lobby Submit your photographs, paintings, drawings & artwork for our annual art exhibit and reception. Exhibition period March 25, 2019 through, April 8, 2019. For more information, please see event flierSubmission Form


May 7, 2019 - 5:30 PM
Narrateur, Reflections on Caring, 8th Edition
Join us for a reception to celebrate the launch of our eighth issue.

Consider sharing a reflection, poem, short story or piece of artwork or photography for our next edition of our art & literary magazine, Narrateur, Reflections on Caring. To submit your work, or for more information, visit