School of Medicine

Humanities Expression and Arts Lab Events


Upcoming Events and Opportunities


Event: Bringing Storytelling & Reflection Into Caretaker Patient Communication (Open to BCM community & affiliates)

Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 10 a.m. - noon
Location: TMC Library, Classroom 2
Register online
This is a free event and lunch will be provided.

Past Events

Event: Author and Physician, Dr. Abraham Verghese discusses his latest book, "The Covenant of Water" (Open to TMC Member Institutions)

Date: Monday, May 8, 2023, from 12 - 1:30 p.m. 
Location: Cullen Auditorium
Description: Join us on May 8 for a live reading of Dr. Abraham Verghese's latest novel, "The Covenant of Water”. This story follows a medical student and his patient as they face illness and loss while discovering the importance of hope and human connection. Additionally, Dr. Verghese, a renowned author and physician, will give a presentation on his latest book, which highlights the progress in medicine and the struggles of past generations. Dr. Verghese has received many awards for his contributions to both medicine and literature, including the Heinz Award and the National Humanities Medal. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the work of this influential voice. Register here. This exciting event will be opened by Dr. Paul Klotman and moderated by Dr. Ricardo Nuila, faculty in the Department of Medicine and a narrative medicine scholar. The first 40 attendees will get a free book. View flyer.

HEAL Book Club

Dates: April 20, April 28 and May 3, 2023
Location: Zoom attendance Only
Description: Join us for an exhilarating virtual book club event, showcasing three insightful short essays written by the acclaimed and award-winning author, Dr. Abraham Verghese. The event is scheduled to take place on multiple dates and times. The short readings can be done ahead of time OR at the event. When you register, you will receive an email that includes a PDF of the readings. Join us for as many book club sessions as you'd like. This event is open to all, including students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends of Baylor. This is an unmissable opportunity to participate in invigorating conversations and expand your literary interests! Register here! For more information reach out to Sophia.Schott@bcm.eduLearn more.

Opportunity: Virtual Bioethics Grand Rounds - How the Arts and Humanities Can Help Build Trust and Demonstrate Compassion

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 5 - 6 p.m.
Location: Zoom attendance only
Description: Join us for an enlightening session with esteemed panelists from Baylor College of Medicine as they discuss the valuable role of artistic practices and the humanities in healthcare. Participants will gain insights into how the arts can help build trust and develop compassion among patients and healthcare providers. This live activity is accredited by the ACCME and offers up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for physicians. Register here. View flyer.

Event: The People's Hospital-presentation and book signing by Dr. Ricardo Nuila (Open to TMC Member Institutions)

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023, from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Location: Cullen Auditorium
Description: Get ready to gain a deeper understanding of the complex world of American healthcare with Dr. Ricardo Nuila's, The People's Hospital: Hope and Peril in American Medicine, presented in a thought-provoking live reading. Dr. Nuila's vivid prose and compassionate insights will shed light on the challenges faced by both healthcare providers and patients, leaving you with a newfound appreciation for the human side of medicine. Join us for an unforgettable evening of storytelling and enlightenment. View a flyer.

Event: Off Script “Seasoned” (Open to the Public)

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2023, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: McGovern Theatre at The Health Museum
Description: The Texas Medical Center’s storytelling hour features stories by doctors, nurses, medical students, undergrads, and others. Off Script is a collaboration between Baylor College of Medicine’s HEAL Program and the UT Health’s McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics. Check details and view a flyer.