Writing Fellows

Be a Writer

In August 2022, the McGovern Center will welcome its inaugural class of Writing Fellows to explore what constitutes creative work and develop a writing practice they can maintain in the long run. Works of literary fiction, non-fiction, and poetry will aid in Fellows’ learning the methods and craft involved in creative works.

Open to all health professionals, Writing Fellows will participate in one 3-hour-long workshop per month from August 2022 through May 2023, in which they will discuss assigned readings, complete writing exercises, and engage in supportive and critical analyses of their and their classmates’ creative works.

The course instructors are 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 becoming a McGovern Center Writing Fellow should send a brief note explaining why they want to take the course to Nathan.Carlin@uth.tmc.edu. A writing sample or work-in-progress is strongly encouraged, but optional.

Materials are due by June 30, 2022—only 14 spots available!

The course fees are $750*, which includes:

  • Dinner at each workshop session,
  • Books, and
  • A special visit with a doctor-writer.

If the Writing Fellows express interest, the McGovern Center will apply for Ethics CME Credit for participants.

*Residents receive a discounted rate of $500.