Narrative Medicine Symposium Schedule

Narrative Medicine: Resilience,
Professionalism, & Self-Care
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Schedule

9:00am-10:00am | Fourth Floor Lobby, Benson University Center
Registration/Check-In and Continental Breakfast

10:00am-11:30am | 401 B/D, Benson University Center
Introduction to Narrative Medicine
Viewing: Honoring the stories of illness | Dr. Rita Charon | TEDxAtlanta
Activity: Narrative medicine practice using close reading and reflective writing

Facilitator:
Aimee Mepham, MFA
Assistant Director
WFU Humanities Institute

11:30am-12:30pm | 401 B/D, Benson University Center
Narrative Medicine Teaching Technique: Using Parallel Charts with Medical Learners

Facilitators:
Tanya Gregory, PhD

Assistant Professor
Director of Student Services
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Department of PA Studies

Jill Grant, PA-C, MMS, MS
Director, Office of Academic Excellence
Assistant Professor
Provider, Preoperative Assessment Clinic
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Department of PA Studies

Participants:
Brittany Donaldson, MMS, PA-C, Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Jon McGuirt, Second-Year PA Student, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Alex Schumacher, Second-Year PA Student, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Sarah Waltz, Second-Year PA Student, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Sam Weiss, Second-Year PA Student, Wake Forest School of Medicine

12:30pm-1:30pm | Fourth Floor Lobby, Benson University Center
Lunch

1:30pm-2:30pm | 401 B/D, Benson University Center
Panel: Integrating Narrative Medicine into Your Life

Panelists:

Marcia Wofford, MD
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Professor, Pediatrics
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Mark Knudson, MD, MSPH
Professor and Executive Vice Chair
Family & Community Medicine/ Student Health Services
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Christel Wekon-Kemeni
Medical Student, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Author/Creator of the Blog, Black Man, M.D. 

2:30pm-4:30pm 
Experiential Workshops

Each workshop will last 30 minutes and participants will have a chance to take each one. Your name tag, picked up during registration will indicate which workshop you may attend first.

Facilitators:

Dance:
Christina Soriano, Director of Dance, Associate Professor Modern, Improvisation, Composition, Wake Forest University
Location: 401 B, Benson University Center

Poetry:
Aimee Mepham, Assistant Director, Humanities Institute, Wake Forest University
Erin Saner, Fourth-year Medical Student, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Location: 410, Benson University Center

Photography:
Amanda Sullivan, Photographer and School Counselor, Arts Based School
Marcia Wofford, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Professor of Pediatrics, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Location: 409 Benson University Center

Spoken Word:
Donovan Livingston, MA, EdM, Spoken Word Poet and Author
Lauren West-Livingston, MS, MD/PhD Candidate, Wake Forest University
Location: 401C Benson University Center

5:00pm-6:00pm | Fourth Floor Lobby, Benson University Center
Reception and Open Mic

 


Register

Contact Aimee Mepham, Humanities Institute Assistant Director, at mephamam@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-4028 with any questions/concerns.