Did you know that each issue of Academic Medicine also includes a number of unique humanities and visual features? The original artwork on the cover and accompanying essay are inspired by an experience the artist had with our health care system. The Medicine and the Arts column features a piece of artwork (i.e. an excerpt from literature, a poem, a photograph, etc.) and an original commentary that explores the relevance of that piece of art to the teaching and/or practice of medicine. The Teaching and Learning Moments column includes first-person accounts of an experience that taught the author a lesson about the art or science of teaching, learning, or practicing medicine. The monthly AM Last Page tells a story, visually and succinctly, through figures and text, of ideas and trends important to medical education.
Here are a few examples from the May issue:
In his artwork and accompanying essay, Gary Maggio describes his experiences as a standardized patient.
Commentary on Sticky, a Painting by Margaret Sutherland
In her Medicine and the Arts essay, Dr. Monica Kidd comments on Ontario-based portraitist Margaret Sutherland’s 2012 oil-on-linen painting Sticky.
Funding of Academic Research in Clinical Medicine in the United Kingdom
In their AM Last Page, the authors depict and describe the UK’s research model, including past and current funding trends.