PED 6230 (2019/2020)

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PED 6230 - Writing as Self Discovery: Using Literature to Prompt Reflection and Personal Insight
Brief Description of Course:

Students will meet via Zoom twice a week for up to 90 minutes to engage in guided reflection, using a process developed by Rita Charon, MD, PhD, founder of Narrative Medicine (see references below). Under the guidance of Dr. Richards, who worked closely with Dr. Charon for nearly a decade at Columbia, students will together read deeply a selected work of literature (short story, poem), discuss students' reactions and insights to the literary work, and then write for less than 5 minutes to a given prompt. Dr. Richards will select literary works and prompts relevant to medical students' lived experience. The course will end with an assignment to spent up to 2 hours writing a "signature reflection"-a reflection about prior reflections.

Course Objectives:

As a result of successfully completing the "Writing as Self Discovery Elective Course," students will be able to:

1. Engage comfortably in deep reading of literary works and compare personal perspectives about hose readings with peers

2. Gain insight about themselves and each other as physicians-in-the-making by writing and sharing personal reflections in the shadow of previously encountered literary works.

3. Appreciate the role of personal values, goals, and experience as a foundation for career development and resilience.
Credit Range
.5 - .5
Academic Year
Permission Required
School Years
Course Classifications
HAFFEY,HAILEY (DC) | hailey.haffey@nurs.utah.eduMalm,Sierra (DC) |
Richards,Boyd (DD) |
Possible Grade(s)
Fail (F)Pass (P)
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Course may be added to schedule by the first day of class.

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Course may be dropped from schedule 30 days before it starts.
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Available Sections

Title Tags Year Start/End C S W
PED 6230 - Writing as Self Discovery: Using Literature to Prompt Reflection and Personal Insight (Virtual) ELECTIVEVIRTUAL 2019/2020 04/13/2020 - 05/08/2020 .5 13 0
PED 6230 - Writing as Self Discovery (Virtual) ELECTIVEVIRTUAL 2019/2020 05/11/2020 - 06/05/2020 .5 11 0
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