“Reimagine Medicine”: Summer Fellowship for Undergraduates Preparing for Health Care Vocations

This week, Duke Stories features Duke Divinity Professor Raymond Barfield’s innovative summer fellowship Reimagine Medicine–an eight week course of study that equips juniors and seniors entering health care professions with the tools to respond to the suffering they will encounter with compassion and creativity. “The curriculum [isn’t] standard pre-med fare. No chemistry, biology or anatomy classes. Instead, students [delve] deeply into the arts and humanities through courses in topics such as improvisation, expressive writing, music and puppetry.” Dr. Barfield is an oncologist who teaches pediatrics and Duke Medical School and Christian philosophy at Duke Divinity. Read the article.