Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:40

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

Berlin Awards

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       

 Honorable Mentions:

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.