2010 AMSA National Writersʼ Institute SyllabusThursday, July 22, 2010 Bearing Witness INTRODUCTION 1. Charon, R. Chapter 9: bearing witness. In: Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness, 177-201. New York: Oxford University Press; 2006: 177-201. About Small Group Writing Practices 1. Hewson, MG, Little ML. Giving feedback in medical education. J Gen Intern Med. 1998;13:111- 116.Friday, July 23, 2010 POLICY Writers, Reporters and Editors Talk about Health & Medicine in the Media Morning panel discussion 1. Linden TL and the Writers of The New York Times. Introduction: Chapter 1: breaking news; chapter 7: explanatory stories; chapter 14, Blogs. In The New York Times Reader: Health & Medicine. Washington, DC: CQ Press; 2011. 2. Schraeder TL. Editing and education. NEJM fellowship: the ultimate journal club. Science Editor 2005; 25: 141–2. Afternoon panel discussion 1. Mullan F, Ficklen E. Rubin K. eds. Narrative Matters: The Power of Personal Essay in Health Policy. Balitmore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press; 2006. 2. Wiley E, Mullan F. Beware the siren song of new gme: graduate medical education and health reform. Health Affairs blog. http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2009/06/15/beware-the-siren-song-of- new-gme-graduate-medical-education-and-health-reform/. Published: June 15, 2009. Accessed August 1, 2009. Evening session Healersʼ Voices 1. Basile MA. Midnight rain. JAMA. 2009;301(12):1206. 2. Bronson R. Imperfect knowledge. CMAJ. 2008; 179(6). 3. Bronson R. Silent music. Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Padishah Press; 2009. 4. Campo, R. The enemy. Durham, NC: Duke University Press; 2007. 5. Campo R. Why should medical student be writing poems. J Med Humanit. 2006;27:253–254.Note: Articles are hyperlinked, click on the title to download or go to online source.
2010 AMSA National Writersʼ Institute SyllabusSaturday, July 24, 2010 EDUCATION Listening for the story Basile M. (Prose track) 1. Frank AW. Why doctorsʼ stories matter. Can Fam Physician. 2010 January; 56(1): 51–54 The Creative Voice in Medicine Campo R. (Prose track) 1. Verghese A. The physician as storyteller. Ann Intern Med. 2001; 135; 1012-1017 Truth and memory in writing DasGupta S. (Prose track) 1. DasGupta, S. “Being John Doe Malkovich: Truth, Imagination and Story in Medicine.” Literature and Medicine. 2006;25(2):439-462. Story idea generation Linden T. (Journalism track) 1. Linden TL and the Writers of The New York Times. Introduction; Chapter 1: breaking news; chapter 7: explanatory stories; chapter 14, Blogs. In The New York Times Reader: Health & Medicine. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2011. Writing For Our Lives Reisman A. (Prose track) 1. Scannell K. Writing for our lives: physician narratives and medical practice. Ann Intern Med. 2002;137(9):779–781. Physician as communicator Schraeder T. (Prose track) 1. Adee S. Winner: the revolution will be prosthetized darpas prosthetic arm gives amputees new hope. Spectrum IEE: http://bit.ly/spectrumieee. Published January 2009. Accessed: June 15, 2010. 2. Kolata, G. grant system leads cancer researchers to play it safe. New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/28/health/research/28cancer.html. Published: June 28, 2009. Accessed: June 15, 2010. 3. Kolata, G. good or useless, medical scans cost the same. New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/02/health/02scans.html?_r=1. Published: March 1, 2009. Accessed: June 15, 2010. Multimedia in Medicine: Social Media & Health Care Wiebe C. (Journalism track) 1. Boulos MNK, Maramba I, Wheeler S. Wikis, blogs and podcasts: a new generation of web-based tools for virtual collaborative clinical practice and education. BMC Med Educ 2006;6:41 How To Tell A Medical Story Zink T. (Prose track) Ofri D. "Merced". In: Atwan R, Gould SJ. eds. Best American Essays. New York, New York: Mariner Books; 2002: 237–252Note: Articles are hyperlinked, click on the title to download or go to online source.
2010 AMSA National Writersʼ Institute SyllabusSunday, July 24, 2010 ADVOCACYIntersections: Medical Humanities & Bioethics1. Baruch J. The story always comes first. NYU Literature, Arts and Medicine Blog. http://medhum.med.nyu.edu/blog/?p=146 Published: October 17, 2008. Accessed: August 1, 2009.2. Janisse T. Stories tell us what we need to know: perspective for ethical dilemmas. The Permanente Journal http://xnet.kp.org/permanentejournal/winter04/stories.html. Published: December 2004. Accessed: August 15, 2009.Writing for Resistance1. DasGupta S, Fornari A, Geer K, Hahn L, Kumar V, Lee HJ, Rubin S, Gold M. Medical education for social justice: Paulo Freire revisited. J Med Humanit. 2006;27(4):245-51.2. Shem S. Fiction as resistance. Ann Intern Med. 2002;137(11):934-937.The Art of Medicine in Medical Education1. Raphael L. Establishing a Medical Humanities Program at George Washington University School of Medicine. NYU Literature, Arts and Medicine Blog. NYU Literature, Arts and Medicine Blog. http://medhum.med.nyu.edu/blog/?p=50 Published: September 23, 2007 Accessed: July 1, 2010.2. Wershof Schwartz A, Abramson JS, Wojnowich I, Accordino R, Ronan EJ, Rifkin MR. Evaluating the impact of the humanities in medical education. Mt Sinai J Med 2009;Aug;76(4):372-80.Project development: From Idea to Reality1. Runyan A. Medical student pathway in ethics and humanities. 2009. University of Miami School of Medicine. http://www.mededu.miami.edu/MedEd/divisionsFolder/student_affairs/e- docs/EthicsPathwayOverviewFinal9-09.pdf.2. Ellington K. Physicians Storytelling via Webinar. NYU Literature, Arts and Medicine Blog. NYU Literature, Arts and Medicine Blog. http://medhum.med.nyu.edu/blog/?p=621 Published: April 6, 2010 Accessed: July 16, 2010Note: Articles are hyperlinked, click on the title to download or go to online source.
2010 AMSA National Writersʼ Institute SyllabusRelated webinars:July 1, 2010Overview: 2010 AMSA National Writersʼ Institute athttps://amsaorg.webex.com/amsaorg/ldr.php?AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=42689757&rKey=dc25232497d4d43aJune 22, 2010Dr. Lindenʼs AMSA National Book Discussion webinar on The New York Times Reader: Health &Medicine athttps://amsaorg.webex.com/amsaorg/ldr.php?AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=42334867&rKey=0116552897cef64dco-host: Julia Michie special guest: Ed SylvesterMay 11, 2010Dr. Campos AMSA National Book Discussion webinar on The Enemy .You can view this recordedsession athttps://amsaorg.webex.com/amsaorg/ldr.php?AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=40714302&rKey=3f191c0bab306df3Special guests include: Dr. Maria Basile and Dr. Abby Caplin.Supplemental reading:Brady DW, Corbie-Smith G., Branch WT. “Whatʼs important to you?” The use of narratives to promote self-reflection and to understand the experiences of medical residents. Ann Intern Med. 2002;137(3):220–223.Coulehan J and Hawkins AH. Keeping faith: Ethics and the physician-writer. Ann Intern Med 2003;139:307-311.Levine RB, Kern DE, Wright SM. The impact of prompted narrative writing during internship on reﬂectivepractice: a qualitative study. Adv in Health Sci Educ. 2008;13:723–733.Reisman AB, Hansen H, Rastegar A. The craft of writing: A physician-writers workshop for residentphysicians. J Gen Intern Med. 2006; 21(10):1109–1111.Verghese A. Culture shock – patient as icon, icon as patient. N Engl J Med. 2008;359:2748-5.Wald HS, Davis SW, Reis SP, Monroe AD, Borkan JM. Reflecting on reflections: enhancement of medicaleducation curriculum with structured field notes and guided feedback. Acad Med. 2009;84:830-7.Note: Articles are hyperlinked, click on the title to download or go to online source.