Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 13:36

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

Berlin Awards

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

Honorable Mentions:

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