The Development and Evaluation of a University Level Arts in Medicine Service Course
Arts in Medicine Service (AIMS) is a unique service learning course developed within a College of Music at a large university but is open as an elective to all undergraduate and graduate students. The majority of students are majoring in health-related fields, social sciences, and the arts. Students volunteer for arts-related projects throughout the hospital to humanize and enhance the hospital environment for patients, visitors, and staff. Screening procedures, project selection, volunteer protocol, and instruction and supervision methods will be discussed. Presentation of evaluation measures related to student participation and course maintenance will be shared.
Keywords: Development, Evaluation, University-level, Arts in Medicine Service Course
Prof. Dianne Gregory
Associate Professor, College of Music