Wednesday, May 1, 2019, noon – 1:30, Blais Pavilion, Lazare Research Building
“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 an award ceremony and readings of poetry, fiction and essays of medical students, physicians in training (interns, residents, fellows), graduate students, and nursing students.
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 those studying medicine and to honor his father who struggled with a severe chronic illness.
First Place: A Fine Balance, Supreetha Gubbala, MD Candidate, MS4
Second Place: Who Said, Hillary Mullan, MD Candidate, MS3
Third Place: Where Loneliness Lives, Supreetha Gubbala, MD Candidate, MS4
What Light is There, William Coughlin, MD Candidate, MS1
Little Blue Earrings, MaryKate Driscoll, MD Candidate, MS4
I Arrived for My Shift, Kathy Schultz, DNP-AGACNP Student, 2020
Brain or Mind, Kathy Niu, Neurology/Psychiatry PGY-6
The Eight Fingered Handyman, Sarah Ohnigian, MD Candidate, MS4
Messiness of Medicine, Deniz Cataltepe, MD Candidate, MS1
Where We Stand, Shivkumar Bhadola, MD Candidate, MS4