About the Healer’s Art Fund

The Healer’s Art Fund at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine was created to help address an emerging crisis in healthcare: the growing loss of meaning and commitment experienced by physicians nationwide under the stresses of today’s health care system. We have taken a two-pronged approach to help both students and practicing physicians develop the capacity to find lifelong meaning in this most noble of professions. We are educating tomorrow’s physicians through our Healer’s Art Course and we are sustaining today’s physicians through our annual Medical-Spirituality Conference.

More than 350 Wright State medical students have taken the Healer's Art course since it was first offered at the medical school in 2005. The origin of this unique program is from the medical school curriculum designed by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

The course’s innovative educational strategy is based on a discovery model, drawing on tested approaches and theories from fields such as humanistic psychology, formational theory and cognitive and Jungian psychology. Our program is extremely popular among students, and they describe the experience as unique in their professional training.

To reach out to practicing physicians and others in the medical and religious community, our first Medical-Spirituality Conference was held in April 2009 featuring Dr. Remen as guest speaker. The event drew more than 500 participants and laid the foundation for the Annual Medical-Spirituality Conference. The Healer’s Art Fund was created to provide direct support for our two initiatives: The Healer’s Art program within the Boonshoft School of Medicine and the Medical-Spirituality Conference for practicing physicians and other healthcare professionals.

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