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    UCLA Medical School's 'Guest Artist' Helps Teach Med Students

    Posted by jadef on May 21, 2015 2:18:55 PM

    The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is bringing artists and future physicians together with the work of Ted Meyer. Meyer has been a guest artist at UCLA for five years; his position includes recruiting a network of artists exploring illness and curating discussions with the artists and first and second year students. His hope is to provide students with a more solid understanding of patients--living with afflictions, listening to first-hand accounts of coping with conditions, and understanding the relationship between this and their work.

    Meyer told the Huffington Post, "There are a number of doctors who are very smart but when they get on the floor and have to start dealing with patients they break down." With the help of Meyer, the combination of art and medicine is helpful to create stronger bonds between both doctors and patients.

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