J. Bond Francisco, The Sick Child, 1893, oil on canvas, via Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum Purchase, 1991.9

The Association of American Medical Colleges recently launched an initiative to explore the role of the arts and humanities in physician development, a topic gaining recognition in health professions education. This Last Page focuses on the most established and studied of the art museum-based teaching methods: visual thinking strategies (VTS), an open-ended facilitated discussion centered around a preselected work of art, such as painting.

Learn more here Art Museum-Based Teaching: Visual Thinking Strategies via Academic Medicine.

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