Narrative Medicine News

Narrative Medicine in The Atlantic: “How to Teach Doctors Empathy”

What is clinical empathy, why do we need it, and how can clinicians further develop this skill?

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Dr. Rita Charon Uses Creative Expression to Explore the Realm of Illness and Recovery

At the Narrative and Medicine: Caring for the Future Conference in Lisbon, Charon shared her own recent experience of illness, care, and connection.

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How to Game a Job Search

The author of The 2-Hour Job Search shared his strategies for organizing and prioritizing one’s list of prospective employers.

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Narrative Medicine Rounds: Nellie Hermann on Creativity and Crafting van Gogh

Nellie Hermann, creative director of the M.S. in Narrative Medicine program, discussed her new novel, the process of writing, and blurring the lines between fiction and nonfiction narratives.

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Narrative Medicine’s Nellie Hermann Explores the Life of Van Gogh in The Season of Migration

Compelled by an underexplored time period in the iconic artist’s life, Hermann draws upon biographies and historical records to craft a meditation on creativity and redemption.

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2014’s Best Videos from the School of Professional Studies

Across our master’s programs, our free event series featured experts from the realms of medicine, visual arts, and more. Take a look at our best videos from these sessions.

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5 Tips to Achieve Your Optimal Work/School/Life Balance

Considering graduate school? Wondering how to fit it in amidst your work and family life? Read on for our advice.

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Hearing Patients, Healing Pain: Leslie Jamison and Will Boast on Narrative Medicine

The authors of the books The Empathy Exams and Epilogue explored how cultural expectations surround suffering with silence and how clinicians can respond to these symptoms more empathetically.

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Narrative Medicine Workshop Explores Stories of Patients and Medical Practitioners

Through a daylong storytelling lab for medical professionals and creative professionals, participants uncovered what ails health care in America.

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Getting Into Graduate School: What Do Admissions Directors Seek in an Application?

From internships to recommendation letters to supplemental essays, admissions professionals shared the do’s and don’ts of applying to graduate school.

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