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‘The Nocturnists’ Podcast!

As a burned out resident, hoping to reconnect with my own humanity and remind myself of the deep meaning present in my job, (and provide a platform for others to do the same), I started The Nocturnists, a live storytelling event for doctors and other

In Shock

In Shock by Rana Awdish 265 pages, St. Martin’s Press, 2017 I read Dr. Rana Awdish’s book, In Shock, from cover to cover on a six-hour flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco. I started it expecting to read for just an hour or two and

In Shock in Her Own ICU

Rana Awdish, MD, FCCP is an intensive care physician and director of the pulmonary hypertension program at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, and is the author of the book In Shock, a memoir based on her own experience with critical illness that landed her in

Intimate

Intimate Watercolor and ink on paper Reference: Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy, 6th ed. How does one visually depict the topic of anatomical donation and cadaver dissection, memorializing the donors’ ultimate gift to medical education while preserving the sanctity of their bodies? “Intimate” is one

Applications open for Aseemkala initiative

The Aseemkala Initiative uses traditional dance to perform stories of women in medicine. Using choreography, interviews, and research, we use our diverse styles to tell our diverse experiences as patients and providers. We are looking for choreographers and researchers to join the team! Consider applying here: https://aseemkala.org/opportunities/ Applications

Psychiatry and the Self

To make art is to examine the self. To practice psychiatry is to examine the other, in relation to the self.  Both are phenomenological. They are inextricably linked, and bidirectional. As a psychiatrist, I heal and comfort patients who suffer from immense physical and psychological

Healthcare Design Bootcamp, June 7-8

Apply here for a 2-day program at Jefferson University that will provide you with an immersive experience in how to apply design thinking in a health care context. You will learn and be exposed to design skills that are relevant in the education of health care

Resident Screenwriter

Roshan Sethi, MD is a PGY3 in Radiation Oncology at Harvard. He is also the co-creator of the new medical drama The Resident on Fox and a screenwriter for the upcoming film Call Jane. His other writing credits include Black Box and Code Black. He

The River of Consciousness

The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks 237 pp, ISNB 9780385352567, Alfred A. Knopf, 2017      Like many of my generation, I spent my childhood outdoors. I scooped up tadpoles from the pond next door, watching them sprout limbs and turn terrestrial. I trapped

Process: Reflections from the Path to Doctor

Over the past year and a half, I have been compiling an anthology of reflections from medical students, junior doctors and residents from around the world about their experiences in medicine. The anthology, provisionally called Process: Reflections from the Path to Doctor, is now under contract with University Press

The Poor Historian

Fiction Martin Hess sat with arms crossed in the family doctor’s waiting room. This was the third doctor he’d visited in as many months. Frustration and fear called up an image of Ben, who recently sat right where he was, before his nightmare began. Ben

Holistic Healing in the Military

          Dr. Fred Foote enlisted in the Navy during the 1970s, working as a hospital corpsman before spending his undergraduate years at Middlebury College, St. Johns College Annapolis, and the University of Chicago. After graduating in 1980, he went on to

Tattoo

I asked my dying patient today if she had any regrets? She said, I wish I had gotten a tattoo but I don’t know what I would’ve gotten it of. Is there anything more human than that? To want to have something permanent to stamp

2017: Our Year in Review

Dear readers of Doctors Who Create, Another year has passed by quickly, and we’ve been excited to share new content and ideas from writers around the world with you in this past year. We remain ever-thankful to you for being a part of the Doctors

Empowering Women in Emergency Medicine

Dr. Dara Kass works at NYU/ Bellevue Hospital and is the founder of FemInEM, an open access resource that allows members to discuss, discover, and affect the journey of women working in emergency medicine. Dr. Kass was previously the director of undergraduate medical education at