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Art is used in the curriculum at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix to help medical students sharpen their skills in observation and description, foster critical thinking, and improve communication skills. Medical students are challenged to explore the range of human emotion and perception of the world as conveyed visually. Through partnerships, our students are offered opportunities for structured observation of artworks and discussion of fine arts concepts with the goal of improving visual diagnostic skills and communication skills to ultimately enhance patient care.


Our mission is to recognize and value creative expression as essential to health, healing, and humanistic care. The goal of this website is to show how we work to build skills in our students through art


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