McGovern Center launches Writing Workshop for Health Professionals

By Angela Gomez, McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics
March 28, 2022

From August 2022–May 2023, health professionals have the opportunity to participate in a new course, featuring once-a-month writing workshops. The course aims to inform, expand, and challenge what participants think about what constitutes creative work and will help them to develop a writing practice they can maintain in the long run.

The inaugural class of Writing Fellows will explore literary fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, learning the methods and craft involved that can be applied to their creative works.

The cost for the course is $750, which includes dinner at each session, books, a special visit with a doctor-writer, and, if the Writing Fellows are interested, Ethics CME Credit may be pursued. Residents receive a discounted rate of $500.

Monthly workshops are 3 hours long and will consist of discussing assigned readings, completing in-class writing exercises, and engaging in supportive and critical analyses of your and your classmates’ works. Sessions will be led by instructors Nathan Carlin, PhD, McGovern Center director and editor of Contemporary Physician-Authors, and Pritha Bhattacharyya, MFA, Fiction PhD Candidate and Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellow in Literature and Creative Writing at University of Houston.

Those interested in taking part should send a brief note explaining why they want to take the course. A writing sample or work-in-progress is strongly encouraged, but optional.

Materials are due by June 30, 2022, to

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and early applications are welcome—only 14 spots available!