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School of Medicine to Launch Osler Society and New Issue of Narrateur in June

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Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine is pleased to announce the formation of the Osler Society of the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, a valuable resource for health professionals to explore, foster, and unite the arts with the practice of medicine.

Open to all interested in the promotion of humanism in medical care, the School of Medicine will host a launch celebration of the Osler Society on Tuesday, June 17, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine building.

“We are thrilled to launch the Osler Society,” said Lawrence Smith, MD, MACP, founding Dean of the School of Medicine. “The humanities encourage medical students and professionals to develop greater insight into human nature.”

Together with commemorative remarks from Dr. Smith and Martin Edelstein, MD, primary care physician and founder of the Osler Society of NY (the predecessor to the newly formed program at the School of Medicine), the kick-off festivities will feature an inspiring spectrum of poetry and other readings, including an artwork exhibit. Also unveiled will be the latest release of Narrateur: Reflections on Caring, third edition, a special collection of creative writings, photography and art from doctors, nurses, residents, medical students and others throughout the North Shore-LIJ Health System and Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.

“For healthcare professionals,” said Dr. Smith, “creative offerings of the Osler Society, including Narrateur, can work to enhance communication skills, promote care with compassion, and serve as an important outlet for self-reflection necessary to ensure personal well-being.”

Membership in the Osler Society is free of charge and open to physicians, faculty, nurses, staff and other health professionals, including medical and premedical/health students, who are interested in combining their passion for the arts with medical practice to become their best selves.

For more information about the event or to learn more about the Osler Society membership, please contact the School of Medicine’s Office of Special Programs at 516-463-7389.

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