Life Drawing / Engaged Scholarship Institute

Life Drawing

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.

Engaged Scholarship Institute

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.

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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.

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Life Drawing
Lois LaCivita Nixon, PHD, MAT, MLitt, MPH
Professor, Internal Medicine, USF Division of Medical Ethics & Humanities
Engaged Scholarship Institute
USF Office of Community Engagement
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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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