Limmud Michigan 2020 - March 22, 2020
The Student Center at Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Sunday, March 22 • 4:20pm - 5:15pm
How Judaism and Jewish Culture Shaped the Foundation of a New Humanistic Medical School: “The Kindness Curriculum”

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If you are a healthcare professional or have ever been a patient, how you would have responded to the following observation and question: “I know that you can train a physician to be academically brilliant. How will you train a physician to be kind?”
The response to this challenge generated a new genre of secular medical education inspired by Jewish culture and teachings. The Jewish influences were not at all visible to anyone in this working and learning environment.
This case study illustrates the potential to infuse various dim of Judaism into secular workplaces and learning spaces, creating humanistic communities and exceptionally high achieving outcomes.
Question: Could or should this approach be applied more broadly?

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Robert Folberg

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Bob Folberg was the founding dean of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine for more than a decade. He is now the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Sunday March 22, 2020 4:20pm - 5:15pm EDT