Arts & Humanities in Health & Medicine


Pamela Brett-MacLean, PhD – Director

Pamela Brett-MacLean is an assistant professor in the Division of Studies in Medical Education and is director of the Arts & Humanities in Health & Medicine Program. She received her PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (with focus on arts and health) from the University of British Columbia. She serves as co-coordinator of the longitudinal Narrative Reflective Practice modules that are featured in the two-year Patient-Centred Care Course in the Undergraduate Medical Education program (UME), which is directed to first- and second-year medical students. She has also created several arts and humanities electives that medical students can enroll in, both in their pre-clinical and clinical programs. She is co-organizer of an ongoing health humanities initiative at the University of Alberta that, in 2012, resulted in the “InSight: Visualizing Health Humanities” exhibit, and edited catalogue. She is also a founding and continuing co-chair of the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) sponsored Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences in Medicine (AHSSM) Educational Interest Group.

Marie Cave, MSc – Faculty Associate