Life Drawing / Engaged Scholarship Institute
How does drawing the human foot help form better physicians? This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV/DT visits a humanities class in USF’s College of Medicine to see the role that art plays in educating the doctors of tomorrow.
One semester of student involvement with a community organization can lead to a lifetime relationship. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM says that’s just part of the message coming from the USF co-sponsored “Institute on Engaged Scholarship,” which shined a light on the importance of relationships between universities and public groups in community redevelopment.
Dr. Lois LaCivita Nixon, Professor in USF’s Division of Medical Ethics & Humanities, talks about the “On Doctoring” class, how rare it is for a humanities class to be a required part of a med school program, and how art and medicine help balance each other out.
Dr. Frazier Stevenson, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education, talks about how the multiple surgeries he’s had on his feet and ankles helped encourage students to ask questions when he served as a “foot model.” Also, he speaks about the strengths of USF Medical Ethics & Humanities program.
Anthropology Professor Susan Greenbaum, Director of the USF Office of Community Engagement, says there’s both advantages and challenges to ‘service learning.’
Evangeline Best of the East Tampa Community Revitalization Partnership has some advice for both community groups and researchers.
Courtney Geinert, Outreach and Development Coordinator for Florida Campus Compact, says a poor showing in a recent report by the National Conference on Citizenship and the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship shows a need for the kind of increased community activity these kinds of partnerships encourage.
Lois LaCivita Nixon, PHD, MAT, MLitt, MPH
Professor, Internal Medicine, USF Division of Medical Ethics & Humanities
Engaged Scholarship Institute
USF Office of Community Engagement
Links to Institute reports: Go to http://usfweb3.usf.edu/Engagement/ and look under the â€œService-Learning Resourcesâ€ near the top of the page.
Florida Campus Compact: