Wednesday, April 25, 2018, noon – 1:30, Albert Sherman Center Auditorium
“Creative writing gives health professionals in training a special opportunity to reflect on their experiences, to maintain their humanity, and to heighten their empathy for the suffering of their patients. These are qualities that bring doctors closer to their patients…”- Dr. Richard Berlin
The Humanities in Medicine Committee of the Lamar Soutter Library and Dr. Richard Berlin invite you to join us on April 25 for an award ceremony and readings.
This year’s Gerald F. Berlin writing awardees are:
First Place: The Bracelet, Laurel O’Connor, Emergency Medicine
Second Place: Humanity in the Bays, Christine Motzkus, UMMS, MD/PhD Candidate, 2019
Third Place: 4:44, Shivkumar Bhadola, UMMS, 2019
Uric Acid, Kathryn Czepiel, UMMS, 2018
Uncle Bob, Michelle Silver, UMMS, 2019
Kathy, Tiffany Chen, UMMS, 2019
What’s Next, Abhinav Gupta, Family Medicine & Community Health
Becoming a Doctor, Peyton Morss, UMMS, 2020
My Love is Like the Early Days of Spring, William Coughlin, MS1, UMMS, 2021
Time Banking, Kelsey Jones, UMMS, 2021
The Gerald F. Berlin Creative Writing Award is funded by a donation from Richard M. Berlin, MD, a poet and Instructor in Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Berlin established the Award to encourage creative writing among UMMS medical, nursing, and doctoral students as well as residents, and to honor his father who struggled with a severe chronic illness.