I attempted to start up an ethics club last year with the same idea in mind, but there was a similar lack of interest from my fellow classmates.
The course was created by Rachel Naomi Remen and uses her book, Kitchen Table Wisdom, as the text.
We had our first session last week and I really liked it. I'm glad that I had an outlet (with people, face to face, unlike here) with whom I could share my thoughts on medicine. We talked about:
IDing, strengthening & cultivating the human dimensions of the practice of medicineIt sounds like real Chicken Soup for the Soul type of stuff... and I guess it is. I'm taking it with an open mind.
Recognize the commonality of personal concerns among peers
Discovering and nurturing our Wholeness
We drew pictures about what we wanted to change about ourselves by the time we graduate from medical school. It was very open-ended, but I didn't want to get too personal with the thing that I want to change most about myself (which is an attitude shift of reacting to negative things with anger --> reacting w/ constructive actions.)
Here's my pic:
It's about stories. More on that later.