Acad Med 2020 08;95(8):1191-1200
M. Strazzacappa is an actress, clown, associate professor of education, and coordinator, Laborarte, University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil; ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4118-6572.
The medical education community acknowledges the importance of including the humanities in general, and the liberal arts in particular, in the education of health professionals. Among the liberal arts, theater is especially helpful for educators wanting to bring experiences that are both real and challenging to the learning encounter in an interactive, engaging, and reflective way. In this Perspective, the authors share what they have learned after working together with a company of actors for 8 years (2012-2019) in different obligatory and elective curricular activities. Read More