The Medical Musician Initiative began presenting workshops in July 2017, led by Dr. Marvin A. McMillen and guitarist Andrew Schulman. Our third annual Medical Musician Workshop took place at Berkshire Medical Center July 22-26, 2019.
The workshops consist of morning lectures given by attending physicians from various medical departments, and hands-on training in the afternoon in the hospital's Critical Care Unit (CCU). In order for a musician to successfully integrate into the medical team of a critical care unit it is vitally important to have a solid familiarity with the day-to-day care that takes place in the unit.
With the addition of Dr. Yoanna Skrobik and Dr. Joseph Schlesinger to our Medical Advisory Panel we are now developing next year's workshops, taking into account what we've been learning along the way to best prepare musicians for this work. Stay tuned for more about what we are doing with medical music education!
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