Wednesday, May 11, 2016

AMSA and Columbia University's upcoming Narrative Medicine Institute

The Program in Narrative Medicine of Columbia University and the American Medical Student Association are co-sponsoring our third intensive Summer Institute in Narrative Medicine from June 6-10, 2016. We are seeking pre-medical college undergraduates and medical students, and those studying in other health care fields, who want to develop knowledge and skill in Narrative Medicine. This five-day institute will deliver keynote lectures and small-group training in the fundamentals of narrative approaches to clinical care.

• Receive intensive training in close reading, creative writing, and reflective practice
• Learn from the national leaders in inter-professional and inter-disciplinary education and team-building
• Hands-on creative projects in language, visual art, performance art, and multi-media
• Study with Master of Science in Narrative Medicine graduates, students, and faculty
• Visit New York resources in the arts, music, and theater

 Register Now! 

REGISTRATION The registration fee of $395 includes breakfast and lunch each day. The registration fee does not include travel or housing. Membership in AMSA is required to participate in the Institute. For non-members the $445 registration fee includes an AMSA membership in the appropriate membership category.

Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital Medical Interpreter Training course

We are pleased to announce the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital Language Services Summer 2016 Medical Interpreting Training.

As a medical interpreter you can make a difference!

The Language Services Department at Mount Sinai St. Luke's has developed a two day training program to enable participants  to acquire basic interpretation skills in the medical setting. Trained volunteer interpreters assist providers to meet the health care needs of our culturally diverse patients.

A trained medical interpreter contributes to better health outcomes, better communication between provider and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients, increased clinician and patient satisfaction, and reduced legal risks. This program meets the requirements of the New York Department of Health and adheres to federal mandates and guidelines on cultural and linguistic appropriate health care.

The training will take place at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital on Saturday June 4 and Saturday June 11, both days are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Enrollment deadline is Wednesday, June 1st.
Interested candidates should contact Maribel Fiol at