Reflections on Medicine

About

Reflections on Medicine was originally founded as an outgrowth of “The Healer’s Art” course offered at various medical schools across America. After the Healer’s Art, many attendees felt that they would very much have appreciated continuing discussions across the four years of medical school and beyond, focusing on the topics that were more relevant to their experiences in the medical field. With the guidance of professors at both the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Harvard Medical School, as well as professionals in the fields of history and medical ethics, Reflections on Medicine has developed a series of learning modules on various topics related to the medical field and medical school. Modules have been deployed at various medical schools and at every event they have created a space within an otherwise busy curriculum for student-led discussion of humanism and medicine.

Sabine Hildebrandt

Sabine Hildebrandt

Dr. Hildebrandt trained as a physician at Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. After a professional start in experimental rheumatology she embarked on a career in medical education. She has been teaching anatomy at the University of Michigan Medical School from 2002 to 2013, and at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School since 2013. Her research interests are the history and ethics of anatomy, specifically the history of anatomy in National Socialist Germany, and she is an internationally recognized leader in this field. She continues to develop her educational work that integrates anatomy, medical history and medical ethics.

Maya Dassanayake

Maya Dassanayake

Maya Dassanayake is currently a second year student at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She received a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Science degree from Wayne State University prior to attending medical school, and has maintained a strong interest in research throughout her higher education. Maya is also a student coordinator of the Student Interest Group in Neurology and for the Advantage Health Centers Health Fairs. Her interest in medical ethics has grown through clinical and research experiences that have demonstrated the complexity of medical decision-making.

Clara Hildebrandt

Clara Hildebrandt

Clara Hildebrandt received her BS in Neuroscience at the University of Michigan and is currently a third year medical student at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. She is working on creating a fourth year Medical Ethics elective at her school and is planning on pursuing a career in clinical genetics.

Peter Kahn

Peter Kahn received his undergraduate degree from the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program of Yeshiva College with a BA in Biology and Philosophy. After completing his second year as a medical student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Peter has devoted this year to attain a Masters in Public Health from John Hopkins University.

Tova Gardin Kahn

Tova is currently a third year medical student studying at the Harvard School of Medicine. Tova has always had a passion for medical research and has been involved in numerous studies since her undergraduate degree. Tova spent two years studying traumatic brain injury and conducted a multicenter study on hippocampus volume in schizophrenia. Through her research studies, Tova has formed a keen interest in the humanistic aspect of medicine as it relates to neurology.