Maine arts and humanities, medicine the focus of new fellowship program

A new Maine Medical Arts & Humanities in Medicine Fellowship is being offered through a collaboration between the University of Maine and Northern Light Health.

Doctors who complete their residency requirements at Northern Light Family Medicine and Residency in Bangor will have the opportunity to obtain a certificate of advanced learning from UMaine through the year-long fellowship.

The fellowship is open to graduate students or residency program graduates. Fellows will take courses on creativity and research methodology, attend a weekly seminar to discuss various contemporary topics in medicine and produce a project worthy of publication or public display, including a musical or theatrical performance, a graphic arts presentation, or a fine arts exhibition. 

The medical residents also attend a clinic two days a week, where they are actively treating patients and implementing what they learn.

A full story about the new fellowship program is online.

Contact: Christel Peters, 207.581.3571,