Center for Arts in Medicine

Arts in Medicine: Undergraduate Certificate

Undergraduate Certificate in the Arts in Medicine

The University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine offers an Undergraduate Certificate in the Arts in Medicine. The Certificate recognizes students’ academic achievement and practical competency in the use of the arts to enhance individual and community health and to impact healthcare environments.

Students who complete the requirements for the Undergraduate Certificate in the Arts in Medicine gain unique life experience and skills. This certificate, recognizing these special skills, can serve as a credential for developing post-baccalaureate educational pathways and career options.

The certificate may be earned by students at the University of Florida or other colleges/universities, and by professionals.  The opportunity for professionals to earn the Undergraduate Certificate in the Arts in Medicine is made possible through a partnership with the University at Buffalo.

Pre-requisites

Students or professionals applying to the Undergraduate Certificate in the Arts in Medicine program must demonstrate a minimum intermediate level competency in a primary artistic discipline.  This proficiency should be documented through intermediate level studio or technique coursework on an academic transcript, but in some circumstances may also be documented through review of a professional portfolio ($125 portfolio review fee applies).  While this proficiency is a prerequisite of program admission, in some instances students may achieve this proficiency while earning the Certificate.  Prospective students may consult with the undergraduate certificate advisor to discuss options.

Application Procedures and Requirements for UF Students

Application Procedures: Students interested in obtaining the Undergraduate Certificate in the Arts in Healthcare should apply to the program by their junior year. Students from any major may apply to the program. The application process includes:

  • Completion of the online application (please notify Ferol Carytsas by e-mail when you submit the application)
  • Submission of a one-page personal statement and two letters of recommendation to the undergraduate certificate advisor
  • An interview with the advisor and Center for Arts in Medicine director

Requirements: To qualify for the Certificate, students must attain a 3.0 average in all courses included in the Certificate curriculum within six months of graduation.  Please refer to the Certificate Requirements and Costs Table.


Application Procedures and Requirements: Professionals

Application Procedures:  The application process for professionals begins with a Skype or phone interview with the undergraduate certificate advisor and Center for Arts in Medicine director. Following the interview, with the approval of the Director, the student may complete the application process steps:

  • Completion of the online application (please notify Ferol Carytsas by e-mail when you submit the application)
  • Payment of the $65 application fee here
  • Submission of a one-page personal statement and two letters of recommendation to the undergraduate certificate advisor

Professionals will register through the University of Florida’s Department of Continuing Education to complete the program requirements.

Requirements: To qualify for the Certificate, professionals must attain a 3.0 average in all courses included in the Certificate curriculum.  Please refer to the Certificate Requirements and Costs Table.  Please note that travel to UF will be required for completion of the Arts in Medicine Summer Intensive, and travel to the University at Buffalo will be required for completion of the Arts in Healthcare Clinical Practice Intensive.  Travel to UF may also be necessary for completion of the Capstone. Students are responsible for all travel and accommodation arrangements and costs.

Capstone

Prior to completing the Practicum II course, the student will register for the Capstone.  Within the Capstone, the student will undertake practice and be evaluated by the Center for Arts in Medicine director or a designated discipline-specific faculty member or artist in residence from the Arts in Medicine Programs at UF. For UF students, the capstone consists of an interview and as many hours of clinical observation as the program director deems necessary; for non-UF students and professionals, the capstone consists of a short residency, typically two to five days, at UF.  The capstone residency will include up to 12 hours of clinical practice, an interview and additional consultations as needed.  If necessary, the student may be asked to complete additional clinical hours before the certificate is awarded. Please note that the Capstone fee must be paid prior to registration for the Arts in Healthcare Practicum II course. 

For more information, contact the Undergraduate Certificate Advisor, Ferol Carytsas, at carytf@shands.ufl.edu

Application Deadlines
Freshman
November 01, 2016
Application deadline for Fall 2017
Transfer Students
March 01, 2017
Application deadline for Summer B or Fall 2017

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