Center for Arts in Medicine

Training, Internships, & Professional Development

Arts In Medicine Summer Intensive

17th Annual Arts in Medicine Summer Intensive at the University of Florida: July 9-20, 2018

The Arts in Medicine Summer 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 and a set of online modules designed to be completed prior to the program.


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 were due April 16, 2018 and no further applications are being accepted. Decisions will be communicated directly to applicants by May 11, 2018. 


The Arts in Medicine Summer 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 two week program engages participants in:

  • Educational workshops covering the history, philosophy and physiology of arts and health
  • Experiential workshops in the visual arts, music, dance, theatre and writing
  • Workshops in compassion fatigue and self-care
  • Workshops in facilitating the arts at the bedside and in group settings
  • Training workshops in implementing arts in health programs, program administration, grant writing, and research
  • Opportunities for practical bedside arts experience with the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine team

Participants will all attend the same workshops during the first week, with an opportunity to specialize during the second week. You can choose a practice track to shadow our artists-in-residence, gaining bedside and community-based arts in health experience. You can also choose an administrative track to dive deeper into arts in health administration principles—learning first-hand from experienced administrators working in the UF Health Arts in Medicine and Center for Arts in Medicine programs. Hybrid tracks are also available, where you can attend the clinical shadowing and administrative workshops that most interest you (selections are limited to availability). The intensive also includes a 2-week online portion, completed prior to the intensive, which includes modules in:

  • Patient Safety
  • Understanding the Experience of Illness
  • Healthcare Culture
  • Healthcare Communication

Program Details:

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

This program is supported in part by the University of Florida Office of Research.

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