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AMWA “Artist in Residence” Award

The Artist in Residence Award was started in 2015 by Studio AMWA to promote women members in the arts. The role of the artist in residence is to create an artistic project that is pertinent to AMWA and women in medicine. This art will then

Mahosot Surgery II

Title: Mahosot Surgery II Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 20″ x 26″ Date: April 2015 About: Mahosot Surgery II was inspired by my time spent at Mahosot Hospital, a public hospital in the capital city of Vientiane, Laos. There I shadowed both Lao and foreign physicians, including teams

No more

Doctor, do you hear the terror in my broken tenor?   It is but a muffled, garbled front for what, set free, unaltered, would shatter the very windows. and with them, all these vials, within which my sick blood swirls. And those thin panes of

Calloused Fingertips

“Calloused Finger Tips” Self-portrait, one-touch ultra test strips. Over the last 22 years of living with type 1 diabetes, I, along with thousands of other type 1’s, have pricked my finger 40,105 times. We wake up in the middle of the night to check our

White Coat Project – Studio AMWA

White coats have been symbols of the honor, dignity, and responsibility in the field of medicine. The white coats are conferred upon first year medical students as an induction to their own journeys towards becoming compassionate healers. The coats evolve with the training, from short,

Comic Storytelling in Medicine

Ben Schwartz, MD is a Staff Cartoonist for the New Yorker and an instructor in the Department of Narrative Medicine at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. After graduating from medical school at Columbia University and completing an internship in internal medicine, Schwartz decided

He Who Gets Out of Medical School First, Finishes Last

Four years of undergraduate education, four years of medical school and then residency—that is the winding road to becoming a doctor in the United States.  It is long, expensive, and compared to just five years of medical school followed by residency in Pakistan, seemingly ridiculous.

Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine

Now in its 8th year, the Hippocrates Prize has attracted over 8000 entries from over 60 countries. All awards are for a single unpublished poem in English of up to 50 lines of verse on a medical theme. The 2017 Hippocrates Awards are being organized in

Our Year in Review

Dear readers of Doctors Who Create, Thank you for being our fans and supporters. We know many of you are busy, but we’ve been encouraged by your excitement over our posts and the eagerness of the DWC audience to see more. We are a team

Caring for People by Caring for the Planet

According to the World Health Organization, over 8.2 million people died in 2012 because of the effects of air pollution.  The United Nations environmental agency estimates that one in four deaths globally are due to environmental degradation. Adding an additional estimated 250,000 deaths annually from

Doing Harm?

As the first day of gross anatomy closed in, I tried to prepare myself. The problem was I had few comparable experiences to draw upon—which, when it comes to slicing open a human body, is definitely not a bad thing. There was one dissection in