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Narrative Medicine is a 7 week seminar using arts and humanities to learn skills of close reading, close listening and close looking to enhance clinical skills of medical students. The course also enhances communication, empathy, and connections with patients and colleagues. The course uses poems, prose, short stories, film clips and art along with reflective writing and discussion to delve into our own experiences and how that can effect patient care. Each week emphasis a different skill and builds on the previous week. This information has been collected for the Post-Discipline Online Syllabus Database. The database explores the use of literature by schools of professional education in North America. It forms part of a larger project titled Post-Discipline: Literature, Professionalism, and the Crisis of the Humanities, led by Dr Merve Emre with the assistance of Dr Hayley G. Toth. You can find more information about the project at Data was collected and accurate in 2021/22.


Subject Area


Geographic Region

East North Central

University or College

Oakland University

Funding Status


Endowment (according to NACUBO's U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change* in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20) ($1,000)


Annual Tuition and Mandatory Fees 2021-2022 ($) (Resident; Non-resident, where applicable)


Course Title

Narrative Medicine

Terminal Degree of Instructor(s)


Position of Instructor(s)

Assistant Clinical Professor

Academic Year(s) Active


Course Enrolment

Between 4 and 10

Primary Works on Reading List

‘My Name’ (excerpt from The House on Mango Street) by Sandra Cisneros; Each of Us Has a Name by Zelda; Now is the Time to Know by Hafiz; Modern Hippocratic Oath – 1964; The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (TED Talk); The Short Arm of Chromosome 4 by Frank Huyler; Various paintings by Frida Kahlo; The Aquarium by Aleksandar Hermon; Girl by Jamaica Kincaid; excerpt from The Things They Carry by Tim O’Brien; A Gay Poem by Keith Jarrett; and Lost Voices by Darius Simpson and Scout Bostley.

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