But after attending an hourlong panel at Wheaton on February 28 in which four medical doctors talked about their work, Hall said he was struck by the similarities between talents required of both doctors and lawyers.
“The ability to conduct an interview, ask questions, listen closely and build a relationship of trust with a patient or client applies to being an attorney, too,” he said. “There’s a real cross-application of skills.”
Hall arrived at his observation at the conclusion of Practicing Medicine and Practicing the Humanities, the inaugural event sponsored by the Wheaton Institute for the Interdisciplinary Humanities (WIIH), co-founded and co-directed by Assistant Professor of Art History Touba Ghadessi and Associate Professor of History Yuen-Gen Liang.
The institute aims to enable students to take learning achieved in the classroom and apply it to real-world situations. Each year, a team of two professors will co-direct the institute by developing a cutting-edge theme and designing activities that explore it. [Read more...]