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No entiendo los agujeros en el espacio En que se ven muy claro las lágrimas Sangrientas. No veo bien las caras Ignoradas de los niños llorientos. No Leo las leyes de mi país sincorazón. Editor’s note: this poem was originally written in Spanish and translated

Embracing Technology in Art

Artist Statement: I am in a raw mood, somewhere between contentment, unease, angst and spiritual yearning. I plop myself onto the couch and put on my headphones. Tame Impala, Sylvan Esso and Tycho take turns singing to my music catchers. Coming to the forefront, there’s

Epistemology

Half the block is at funerals As my blossoms glisten heedless spring. I can vouch for millennials as if I know, in middle age, a goddamn thing. How would I know what it means to live in a city where fewer murders is a goal

Events at the Intersection of Creativity and Medicine

Here are some events compiled by our newest editor – Richard Wu, who will be curating events and opportunities for this website. Want to submit your event to be featured? Email doctorswhocreate@gmail.com Events: The Pro-Social Play: International Conference on Storytelling and Well-Being Across Media Borders conference will

Upcoming Opportunities at the Intersection of Art and Medicine

Our newest editor, Richard Wu, will be compiling opportunities and events that might interest the Doctors Who Create community. Here are some interesting opportunities and deadlines coming up – keep checking our site for more!  Want to submit your opportunity to be featured? Email doctorswhocreate@gmail.com Opportunities: The Robert H. Moser Essay Contest

Ritual

This is the second poem in our series of poetry by Dr. Zackary Berger. You can read his first poem, Detachment, at the link here. Ritual What is the name for the nothingness you descend into in that moment before you take a seat say

Book Review: The Buddha Sat Right Here

The Buddha Sat Right Here: A Family Odyssey through India and Nepal By Dena Moes 263 pp, ISN978-63152-561-2, She Writes Press , 2019 Some weeks ago, I participated in my family’s traditional Passover Seder. The ritual meal and accompanying service re-creates the story of the

Design and Medicine: Melding Two Worlds

Steven McGaughey, MD, is a pediatric emergency medicine fellow at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland. He studied architecture at Dartmouth before beginning medical school at the University of Iowa, where he developed his passion for design with a series of illustrations and medical

Detachment

The new blossom is born old. Each atom has met the inside of a distant furnace Vibrating with the fear of disintegration. There were me and two students, bending low over the man’s leg, its bullae. He used to be a ballplayer. I asked how

Doctora Gringa

Hola, buenas buenas, soy Doctora Gringa. ¿Cuál es el motivo de su visita hoy? Hi, good morning good morning, I’m Doctor Gringa. What brings you to clinic today? I have studied Spanish language and Latinx cultures for the past 13 years. I lived in Central

First Gold Humanism Summit

The Gold Foundation will be hosting its first Gold Humanism Summit from October 27-30, 2019 in Orlando, Florida, and the summit will be a special opportunity to come together with fellow champions of humanistic care. More information will be posted at: https://www.gold-foundation.org/events/international-gold-humanism-summit/

Submit to a new online literary journal

The Center for Healthcare Narratives, housed within the MedStar Institute for Quality & Safety (MIQS), has recently launched Please See Me, a new online literary journal.  The journal features health- and healthcare-related stories in the form of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and digital media. Publishing work written by patients, family members,

Nursing and Health Care History Conference

The 36th Annual Nursing and Health Care History Conference will be September 19-21, 2019 at the Sheraton Downtown Dallas Hotel in Dallas, TX. More information can be found here: https://www.aahn.org/future-conferences

Present at the Examined Life Conference

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will host its 13th annual 3-day Examined Life Conference from October 24-26, 2019. The conference will focus on the links between medicine and the arts. Presentation registration ends on April 30, 2019, and more information

Abstract deadline: 2019 International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine

The 2019 International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine, which is taking place May 17 at the Centre for Life in Newcastle in the UK), is accepting abstracts for poster presentations. The submission deadline is April 15, 2019 at 12:00 midnight GMT, and there is more information on their website here: http://www.hippocrates-poetry.org/poetry-and-medicine-events-2/10th-hippocrates-conference/index.html

Episode 11: Undocumented But Not Forgotten

Presenting the first episode of a collaboration between Doctors Who Create and Equal Treatment, a medical educational platform that brings awareness to health care issues involving race, immigration, and underserved populations. In this episode, we interview Dr. Oanh Nguyen at UCSF about the implications of

Suture by day, cut and nail by night

Artist Statement: “I believe you have to think about it all carefully. You have to plan each step. The components have to be measured at least twice. Once you cut, there is no turning back. I now find it addicting: creating a piece of furniture

Episode 10: Cannabis, Love, and Other Drugs

In this DWC podcast, we hear from psychopharmacologist, psychiatrist, musician, and drug legalization advocate Dr. Julie Holland. She takes us through the whirlwind that is writing her fourth book, talks about her experience being a physician in the media, and tells us the whole truth