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  • Wednesday-Sunday, July 17 – 21, 2019
  • 9:30 am – 5 pm
  • Yellow Springs, Ohio
  • The program begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday July 17 and ends Sunday July 21 at noon.


  • Academic faculty from accredited medical schools who are committed to serve as course directors and implement the curriculum at their institutions.
  • Academic faculty from accredited veterinary medicine schools who are committed to serve as course directors and implement the curriculum for the students at their institutions.
  • Academic faculty from accredited physician assistant schools.
  • Academic faculty from accredited physical therapy schools.

The overall goals of The Healer’s Art Faculty Development Training are:

  • To train faculty in the planning and implementation of? The Healer’s Art curriculum.
  • To support faculty in positioning The Healer’s Art curriculum within their institution.
  • To teach faculty innovative approaches to strengthen and preserve the professionalism and resiliency of their medical and healthcare students.
  • To validate values clarification, purpose and meaning as legitimate goals in healthcare education.
  • To foster the appreciation of curriculum as a transformative as well as an informative process.
  • To foster relationships that are harmless, judgement-free and healing, between student and teacher, professional colleagues and with their patients.
  • To validate contemplation, reflection and self-care as legitimate educational objectives.
  • To broaden the understanding of the nature of self-care.
  • To re-inspire faculty as educators and renew their commitment to teaching.

Faculty participants will be able to:

  • Implement and evaluate a 15-hour experiential, transformational curriculum for M1 and M2 medical and healthcare students.
  • Compare the transformational potential of the discovery model to the traditional cognitive/intellectual educational model.
  • Discuss the shadow of medical education and strategies to detoxify it.
  • Name three parameters of safe interactional space for learning and transformation.
  • Use reflection and contemplation as major educational tools.
  • List the characteristics of a Community of Inquiry approach to professional education.
  • Lead a class exercise focused on discovering effective healing responses to the losses of others.
  • Discuss grief and its importance in preventing burnout.
  • Discuss grief’s impact on the ability to find meaning in professional work.
  • Run a Finding Meaning group for faculty colleagues & peer professionals.
  • Discuss the personal meaning of their work with peer professionals.
  • Lead two class exercises in service, calling and professional commitment.
  • Discuss the importance of silence and generous listening in transformational education.
  • Facilitate a small group discovery model discussion.



Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

Evangeline C. Andarsio, MD

Mary Pat Thomas, MSN, RN, AHN-BC

Laurie Fonken, Ph.D., LPC


Please Note: Dr. Remen will be present for the entire workshop via virtual technology.


Faculty course directors must attend the 5-day Faculty Training prior to implementation of the course at their school.

We strongly suggest that two course co-directors attend from each school. Our experience has shown that implementation of the course is more likely when there are two co-directors to support each other during implementation, and further guarantees the continuity of the curriculum.

Both course directors must be physician faculty members in good standing at an accredited medical school.

Prior to attending the course, the course director(s) must obtain verbal support from appropriate department heads, deans, and/or members of a curriculum committee expressing a level of interest in implementing the course at their school.

The course director(s) should have a plan for ongoing fiscal support for the course.

The course director(s) agree(s) to use a nationally standardized evaluation, provided by RISHI, for students and faculty participating in the course and submit an outcome summary of their course evaluations annually.

The course must be taught in its entirety as described in the The Healer’s Art syllabus. The Healer’s Art is an elective course for first and second year medical students. Any other use of the syllabus must be discussed with Evangeline Andarsio, MD, Director of RISHI.

The course director(s) must agree that modules cannot be incorporated into other professional courses, nor can the courses in their entirety be incorporated into other existing curricula without the consent of copyright holder.


TUITION: includes breakfast & lunch on all days

  • Physicians & Veterinarians: $2100
  • Physician Assistants & Physical Therapists: $1645

Note: Tuition covers the cost of the syllabus, breakfast and lunch daily (does not include evening meals and lodging).



Beginning with the 2018-2019 fiscal academic year, all Medical Schools teaching the Healer’s Art are matching their commitment to the HART course by paying an annual membership fee of $1,000.00. RISHI membership provides the following benefits to Healer’s Art faculty:

  • A quarterly newsletter
  • The most recent revision of the Healer’s Art curriculum materials and syllabus
  • The most recent revision of the Finding Meaning in Medicine resource guide
  • An outline and teaching protocol of each HART sessions for your faculty will be available.
  • Unlimited support services: ongoing support and consultation from the RISHI team in answering any questions or concerns.
  • An annual course evaluation summary: RISHI will annually provide a summary of your student evaluations
  • Healer’s Art lapel pins for your students and faculty
  • Feelie Hearts for your students
  • Access to the password protected Healer’s Art course director webpage on the new RISHI website, which will offer the following: HART news, HART related blogs, frequently asked questions, an advice column, the evaluations forms, and a link for ordering HART lapel pin/Feelie Heart.

The Healer’s Art curriculum is unique and significant because it supports the resiliency of medical students and responds to the nationwide epidemic of compassion fatigue and depression that has affected the current generation of physicians. Your medical school’s financial commitment is deeply appreciated and assures that RISHI will continue its mission now and into the future.


Submit your application online before May 15, 2019. All applications will be reviewed. We will let you know of acceptance to the workshop within one month of application. Here is a link to the application:



A deposit of $300 is due at time that your application is accepted. The tuition balance is due by June 1, 2019. A full refund of deposit (less processing fee of $25) will be issued for cancellations on or BEFORE July 1, 2019. Cancellations after July 1 will forfeit deposit.

For further information regarding the training contact Evangeline Andarsio, MD at

For questions regarding registration, payments, travel, hotel or other customer service issues, contact Jeff Staats at 937.245.7450 or



Lodging: The Training will be held at the Mills Park Hotel, 321 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. A special discounted room rate has been negotiated for workshop attendees at the Mills Park Hotel: $120 plus tax/night (Mon. thru Thurs) and $170 plus tax/night (Friday & Saturday). You can reserve your rooms after your application has been approved.

Lodging note: If you want to stay at the Mills Park Hotel, please know that it is very important to make reservations well in advance. The Mills Park is a small, beautiful hotel, noted for its personalized care, and rooms will sell out quickly.

Additional lodging: We can provide names of alternative accommodations in a range of prices in the immediate vicinity of the event.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch are provided as part of tuition cost.

Evening meals and lodging are on your own.

Note: If you are on a special diet or limit your intake of specific foods, please contact us.

Travel: Participants fly in from all over the country to attend The Healers Art Faculty training. If you are arriving by plane and will be renting a car, consider the following airports:

Yellow Springs, Ohio Restaurants & Activities:

The village of Yellow Springs offers a wonderful selection of restaurants, shopping and outdoor activities.



For more information, please contact Evangeline C. Andarsio, M.D., Director of the National Healer’s Art Program at or (937) 245-7450.

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