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HEART-IM- a guide to heath and the environment and narrative medicine: Home

This guide serves as a resource site for materials supporting the elective HEART-IM and materials related to teachings about nature and health, nature and observation, reflective writing and narrative medicine.

Background on the elective

HEART-IM started as a student-run elective for 4th year medical students from schools around the country- allopathic and osteopathic in 2004.  It focused on integrative medicine, student wellness, and activism and was primarily organized by 5 fourth year medical students who worked with experienced faculty for information on logistics and feedback on past successes and concerns.  HEART-IM grew out of an earlier fourth year elective that was hosted at IONS, The Institute of Noetic Sciences and involved faculty such as Wendy Kohatsu, Bill Manahan, Allen Neims, as well as (then) students like Mara Merritt.  The University of Florida provided medical school credit during the first two years- 2002 and 2003, and continued to accredit HEART-IM through 2103.  Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig served as faculty advisor at the University of Florida from 2004-2012.  From 2014-2017, credit for the elective was provided by the University of Wisconsin through the efforts of Adam Rindfleisch.  Begining in the summer of 2017, accreditation of the elective moved to the University of New Mexico.  HEART-IM has always been supported by AMSA, with significant administrative support for maintaining the elective.  See: https://www.amsa.org/heart-im-elective/ 

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Recommended Films- nature and healing

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