What is ARTandMED?
ARTandMED, the partnership of artist, Ted Meyer, and doctor, Simi Rahman, is committed to enriching medical education and the practice of medicine through the presentation and exploration of relevant arts experiences.
Simi and Ted have worked to combine their unique skills in the medical and art fields to create a third way that combines arts, humanities, interpersonal communication and narrative in order to view the patient and the doctor as a complete person.
In separate or combined sessions, Ted and Simi combine thirty years of professional expertise in studio art, clinical art therapy, arts education, and the unique first-hand insights of a chronic medical patient with the extensive experience of a practicing physician in using the arts and humanities to teach trainees and medical students.
They aim to curate experiences that deepen the understanding of the illness experience and engage students, providers and artists in teaching the art of medicine.
Goals of ARTandMED
ARTandMED offers a tailored session or series of sessions, developed specifically for the program or event, with a careful balance of thought provoking educational and transformative art experiences.
Whether in the form of a talk, a half day workshop or a multi-day series of sessions, with patients or providers or both, Simi and Ted aim to create programs that can be sustained locally. The goal is to make teachers and facilitators comfortable with learning and using these techniques on their own.
Simi and Ted will work with you to create experiences that enrich your community and your practice.
ARTandMED plan to use the arts as a powerful illustrative and pedagogic tool to help medical practitioners explore the skills they will need at the bedside to be the healers their patients need them to be. Our ultimate aim is to continue to explore the boundaries of Art and Medicine and strive to create empathic doctors and providers who enrich each others' and their patients' lives.
What happens when an Artist teams up with a practicing physician/ educator in using the arts and humanities to teach students, providers and their patients?
You get the unique experience that is ARTandMED.