Our Story

The Center for the Art of Medicine (CFAM) was established in 2020 by Founding Director Jon Hallberg, MD (family medicine) and Associate Directors Maren Olson, MD, MPH, MEd (pediatrics),  Bernard (“Ben”) Trappey, MD (internal medicine-pediatrics) and Anthony Williams, MD (internal medicine-pediatrics). 

Mission and vision statement

The University of Minnesota Medical School’s Center for the Art of Medicine (CFAM) strives to cultivate creativity and to elevate the role of the arts and humanities in medical education and practice, in order to nurture curiosity and creativity, promote diversity, deepen empathy, develop professionalism, and foster resilience in physicians and physicians-in-training.