Student Resources

We encourage students and trainees to publish their work and research. In the past, our medical humanities students have published reflections written during third-year journaling, collaborated on essays with faculty, and submitted opinion pieces to various publications. Those interested in publishing may want to consider some of these publication venues. Additionally, there are conferences, editorial fellowships, essay contests, and professional organizations that may be of interest.

In addition to the below, the McGovern Center maintains a database of publications in the humanities, ethics, and medical education. The database is accessible in Google Drive:




According to the Arts explores how the arts contribute to understanding illness and its effects on lives.

Bioethics Today
is the blog of the American Journal of Bioethics.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will host Finding Our Voices: Humanities in Medicine Conference on September 23. The conference focuses on bringing together healthcare professionals, students, and trainees to build connections through poetry, literature, and art. Participants will use narrative skills, listening, and observation to give voice to their experiences and explore meaning in their work.

The 2023 Artful Medicine Symposium will be held October 19 – 21, 2023, at Missouri Southern State University.

The Academy for Professionalism in Health Care will host its virtual conference on November 17, focused on the theme, “Reimagining Professionalism: Using Cultural and Generational Lenses.”


John Conley Ethics Contests
Offered by the AMA Journal of Ethics, authors may submit an essay for the Conley Ethics Essay or visual media for the Art of Medicine contest, exploring the ethical complexities of health or health care. The winners of the best essay and best visual media submission each receive a prize of $5,000 and will have their work published in the journal. Essays must be no longer than 1,500 words, and authors must be currently enrolled medical students (MD or DO), resident physicians, or fellows. The deadline is September 22, 2023.

William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition
NEOMED is accepting submissions for the 42nd Annual William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition . Entries are due at midnight (Eastern Time) on December 31, 2023. Winners will be invited to read their poetry and receive their award at the annual meeting of the Health Humanities Consortium in April 2024 in Phoenix, AZ.

2023 Pulse Writing Contest
details forthcoming

2023 TACWT Student Contest
details forthcoming

Hektoen International Medical Student Essay Contest
details forthcoming

Helen H. Glaser Student Essay Award
details forthcoming

Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest
details forthcoming

Pediatrics SOPT Essay Competition
details forthcoming


Gold Student Summer Fellowships


Physician-Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities (link forthcoming)
Health Humanities Consortium

Bioethics in the Margins

A podcast about bioethics and medical humanities, highlighting marginalized voices and topics.

Journeys to Medicine: The Synapse Podcast
The Synapse Club at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is a group of aspiring physicians with a passion for storytelling and medical humanities. Journeys to Medicine is the official podcast of GCSOM’s Synapse.

The Clinic and The Person
Developed to attract the attention of healthcare professionals, educators, researchers, and others who are interested in the plights of people with specific health problems aided through knowledge and perspectives the humanities provide.

The COVID Ethics Series
This series relies on the idea that challenging ethical issues are best addressed by many folks, from diverse backgrounds, practically reasoning together.