Center for Arts in Medicine

Training, Internships, & Professional Development

Arts In Medicine Summer Intensive

18th Annual Arts in Medicine Summer Intensive at the University of Florida: May 6-10 & May 13-17, 2019

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 on-site programming at the University of Florida. Participants may attend for one week or two. Registration is now open, click here to register today.

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 writing
  • Opportunities to shadow artists in residence with the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine program
  • 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 hackathon-style pitch sessions - participants will create program, project or practice plans with the support of Center faculty
  • Tour of UF Health Shands Hospital and Arts in Medicine programs
  • Opportunities to shadow artists in residence with the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine program
  • 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:

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. 


Partial scholarships, 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. Scholarship applications are due March 4, 2019. Decisions will be communicated directly to applicants by March 18, 2019.

Program Details:

  • Register online: Click here
  • Online modules: Not yet open
  • Program Fees:
    • 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
    • An early registration discount of 10% is available for those who register on or before April 1, 2019
  • 2018 Summer Intensive Schedule; the 2019 schedule will be posted soon
  • Preparing to Attend Checklist
  • Special rate accommodations at the Camelia Rose Bed and Breakfast Inn, including continental breakfast: $900 (12 nights)
    • Please note that this highly discounted rate includes continental breakfast and weekly cleaning and linen service. Wine and other special events and amenities are excluded.
  • Biographies of 2018 faculty and presenters

For more information, contact the Center for Arts in Medicine at or call 352.733.0880

Online Graduate Student Applicants: You may register either one or two weeks of the Arts in Medicine Intensive program to fulfill your pre-requisite requirements.

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