There’s a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in
— Leonard Cohen

The Winter 2016 edition of the Harvard Magazine is dedicated to exploring the link between art and medicine. It does so through a series of articles that reflect on different aspects of that fascinating connection, such as how can art help young doctors expressing and understanding emotions, or how the study of paintings can enrich doctor’s clinical experience. 

At Stanford University, about half of all medical students become involved with the arts and humanities through Medicine and the Muse, a program that integrates the arts and humanities into medical education, says Audrey Shafer, MD, director of the program and professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine. About a dozen each year receive funding through the Stanford Medical Scholars Research Program to pursue MedScholars projects focused in the arts. Read more here