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Arts In Medicine Summer Intensive

19th Annual Arts in Medicine Summer Intensive at the University of Florida | Cancelled

Update: Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Arts in Medicine Summer Intensive has been cancelled. Visit this site again for 2021 dates. 

The Arts in Medicine Intensive is designed to meet the needs of students and professionals at all levels of experience. The program includes two weeks of programming that can be undertaken on-site at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, or - in response to health and safety precautions related to COVID-19, via a remote online connection. Participants may attend for one week or two.

Scholarship applications are now closed, click the link on the right to download the application; scroll below to learn more. Scholarships only cover participant fees and cannot be used to cover the cost of travel, accommodations, or graduate tuition. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay connected. Select "Professional Development" when signing up to be notified of discounted registration and about scholarship opportunities! 

Let's use the arts to enhance health and wellbeing. Let's create a healthier world.

Program highlights:

The Arts in Medicine Intensive is a comprehensive training program for artists, health professionals, administrators, students, educators, and others who wish to explore the roles of the arts in healthcare and community health contexts. This program is organized across two topic-specific weeks.

Week One: Practice
  • Workshops on theoretical foundations, scope of practice, compassion fatigue and self-care, professionalism and professional pathways
  • Training in facilitating the arts in healthcare and community settings
  • Experiential workshops in the visual arts, music, dance, theatre, and narrative/storytelling
  • Opportunity to shadow artists in residence with the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine program (pending COVID-19 health and safety precautions)
  • Participation in the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine program's Clinical Artist Rounds
  • Film Festival
Week Two: Program Planning and Administration
  • Workshops in various aspects of program administration, management and funding
  • Workshops in grant writing, research and evaluation methods
  • Workshops in healthcare design, installations and gardens
  • Program development workshops culminating in a pitch session - participants will create program or project plans using a logic model with the support of Center faculty
  • Tour of UF Health Shands Hospital and Arts in Medicine programs
  • Participation in the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine program's Clinical Artist Rounds
  • Arts in Health from the Clinical Perspective Panel, with clinicians from UF Health

While this intensive is designed as a two-week comprehensive training program inclusive of practice and administration, participants may choose to attend a single week (either the first or the second week). We have designed each individual week to provide substantial education and training in the specific topic area. The intensive also includes online modules, which include additional training topics and resources.

What to Expect:

In both the on-site and online formats, participants can expect an engaging and highly experiential dive into the field of arts in health. Expect days filled with creative engagement, embodied learning, hands-on skill building, and meaningful dialogue. Participants will leave with a deeper knowledge of the field and an array of resources for developing or advancing careers that engage the arts in healthcare and community settings. Expect also to create a lasting network of peers who share your passion for using the arts to enhance health and wellbeing. 

Summer Intensive Scholarship:

Summer Intensive Scholarship applications must be submitted before 5pm on March 16, 2020. Scholarship applications are now closed. Partial scholarships for participants, based on merit and financial need, are available. Scholarship awards typically range between 20% - 50% of the program fee. Please click here to download the application form. 

*Arts in Medicine Graduate Students: Master of Arts in Arts in Medicine students should not apply to this scholarship if planning to take the intensive as an elective for academic credit. UF Arts in Medicine grad students seeking academic credit should email their advisor or to register for the intensive elective.

Program Details:

  • Register online: Registration is closed, for updates scroll up on this page to quick-links, on the right-hand side below the photo gallery.
  • Participant Fees:
    • For those seeking professional development & training
      • Single week: $1,325 for professionals; $875 for students
        • Choose either Practice (Week 1) or Program Planning & Admin (Week 2)
      • Two weeks: $1,625 for professionals; $1,175 for students
    • Participant fees cover access to one or two weeks of intensive participation, a preparatory online module, and online access to intensive specific resources for one-year.
    • An early registration discount of 10% is available for those who register on or before April 1, 2020
  • Graduate Tuition:
    • For those seeking graduate academic credit
      • Three (3) Credit Hours: $1,980 + UF Distance Learning Fees
    • Tuition covers the Arts in Medicine Summer Intensive online graduate course, two weeks of the intensive participation, and online module & resource access for one-year.
    • Please contact to register for this graduate elective, which counts toward completion of the online MA in Arts in Medicine.
  • 2019 Summer Intensive Schedule
  • Preparing to Attend Checklist
  • Special rate accommodations at the Camelia Rose Bed and Breakfast Inn: $960 (12 nights); $600 (6 nights)
    • Please note that this highly discounted rate excludes amenities such as continental breakfast, cleaning and linen service, wine and other special events. This rate is subject to change for 2020.
  • Biographies of 2019 faculty and presenters

For more information, contact the Center for Arts in Medicine at or call 352.273.1488 or sign up for our newsletter. Socialize! Tag us @UFCAM and use these hashtags: #UFAIMSI2020 #UFArtsInMedicine on your favorite platforms.

Prospective Graduate Students & Applicants: You may register for either one or two weeks of the Arts in Medicine Intensive program to fulfill your pre-requisite requirements; you must contact before registering.

Current Graduate Students: Do not register to the intensive on this page if you're seeking academic credit. Email your advisor or to register for the intensive elective.

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