Looking Through Art: Art and Medicine
Through a combination of gallery led tours and guided drawing practice, students explore elements of looking and representation. Producing a number of works over six sessions, create gesture drawings, portraits, and self-portraits. This course is offered both as an elective to University of Toronto medical students, and to anyone interested in honing their visual perception skills using visual art as a tool for self-reflection.
Offered in partnership with the University of Toronto’s Health, Arts and Humanities Program.
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About Dr. Lisa Richardson, MD
Lisa Richardson is an award-winning clinician-teacher in the University of Toronto's Division of General Internal Medicine. Her formal education is diverse, and includes a Bachelor's degree from McGill University with Majors in English Literature and Biology and a Master's degree in the field of Science and Technology Studies. She completed her MD at the University of Calgary followed by residency and fellowship training at the University of Toronto. Her academic interest lies in the integration of critical, non-bioscientific perspectives into medical education. She currently practices at the Toronto Western Hospital where she is Site Director for the Core Internal Medicine Residency Program and is an active member of the Ho Ping Kong Center for Excellence in Education and Practice. She is Faculty co-Lead in Indigenous Health Education for the University of Toronto's medical school and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine.