Students are engaged to develop multiple stories that reflect their experiences that can be communicated to others. This course is intended to be an exercise in reflection to develop a greater self-awareness, curiosity, and general storytelling skills.
Prerequisite: BMED 2250
Credit Hours: 1
Average GPA: N/A (First offered in Fall 2018)
This course is a depth elective that may not be offered every semester, but is currently planned to be offered in Spring 2019. This course is a part of an increased focus on reflection and self-awareness within the BME department, and is closely tied to the 3 Cs (creativity, connection, and creating value). The ultimate goal of this course is to help students generate multiple stories that reflect powerful experiences in their lives or to explain aspects of their personality for the purposes of communicating those to others. These stories are excellent things to have for interviews, medical or graduate school applications, and networking opportunities. There are very short assignments weekly that are intended to help you get an inspiration for your own stories. Class is usually a relatively long block of developing stories and listening to others’ stories while receiving feedback.
THE tip: Take this class if it interests you – don’t just take it for the credit. Show up to class every day (attendance is mandatory, and most of the point of the class is attending); make sure to relax and have fun – this is usually not a strict class.
Recall: General writing abilities, think about experiences you’ve had in your life and aspects of yourself you’d like to communicate to recruiters or interviewers.
Spend your time… The homework assignments are very short, but don’t push them off until the last minute. Spend some time reflecting about yourself.
Take Home: Stories to tell about yourself and a heightened sense of self-awareness.