What is ARTandMED?
Art and Med is a collaborative catalyst for change in healthcare through the lived experience of illness.
We believe that the insights we uncover by paying attention to the lived experiences of both patients and their doctors have a critical role to play in the creation of a 21st century healthcare system. Simi Rahman and Ted Meyer set out to join forces, artist-patient and doctor, to amplify the voices of those marginalized and unheard from in the healthcare conversation. The first step for Art + Med was to develop a process for exploring and transmitting the voices of both patients and doctors and healthcare providers. We have done this through the Patient-Artist shows at the Hoyt Art Gallery at USC and The Mighty Patient-Artist Interview Series online.