By Robin O’Hanlon, MIS
On Tuesday, April 26 2016, Levy Library hosted Narrative Medicine: A Workshop for Providers and Students. Open to all members of Mount Sinai Health System community, this workshop introduced MSHS providers and students to the practice of Narrative Medicine. Attendees examined the personal, professional, and relational benefits of Narrative Medicine practice.
Feedback for the workshop was very positive, with attendees proclaiming “The workshop was splendid, especially the mix of people who attended. So much more interesting than if it had been all med students in my class” and “[the workshop] was perfect. The readings were great and so was the writing exercise, and the intro/background was so informative.”
M. Alex Macy talks with Dr. Rafael de la Hoz
The workshop was led by two leaders in the field of Narrative Medicine – Faye Reiff-Pasarew, MD and M. Alex Macy. Dr. Feiff-Pasarew is an Academic Hospitalist at Mount Sinai and the director of the Humanism in Medicine Program within the Department of Hospital Medicine. She received her BA from Brown University in 2005, her MD from the University of California, San Francisco Medical School in 2011, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2014. She produces “The Art of Medicine Podcast,” which explores topics in the medical humanities and is available on iTunes. She also developed and teaches the Narrative Medicine elective within the Icahn School of Medicine.
M. Alex Macy is a Coordinator of Graduate & Undergraduate Medical Education at Medical Education. In her last role at The Early Alzheimer’s Foundation, Inc., she designed and facilitated weekly workshops for persons with early onset Dementia/Alzheimer’s to maximize concentration and stimulate neural networks associated with short- and long-term memory through art, literature, body movement and discussion. Prior to that she facilitated Narrative Medicine workshops for House Staff at NYC Lutheran Medical Center. After completing her BS in Microbiology at Oregon State she relocated to NYC to pursue a MS in Narrative Medicine at Columbia.
Levy Library would like to thank Alex & Faye for their dedication to make the narrative medicine workshop a success. Please contact us at email@example.com if you would be interested in attending similar workshops in the future.