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 editorial fellowships and essay contests that may be of interest.

Editorial Roles

Editorial Fellows of the AMA Journal of Ethics
Medical or osteopathic students and trainees participating in eligible, accredited, US-based programs may apply to be an Editorial Fellow. The 2022 call for fellowship applications is open, with applications due by October 5.

Essay Contests

Helen H. Glaser Student Essay Award
Offered by the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, students enrolled in medical schools with an active chapter or association of ΑΩΑ may submit essays for consideration. Cash awards for first, second, and third place range from $1,500, $1,000, and $850, respectively. The 2022 submission deadline was March 1.

Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest
Offered by the Gold Foundation, this annual essay contest asks medical and nursing students to engage in reflective writing to share an experience in which they or a team member worked to ensure humanism was at the core of care. Monetary awards are given for first, second, and third-place essays. Winning essays are selected by a panel comprised of healthcare professionals, writers/journalists, and educators. The essays are later published in Academic Medicine and The Journal of Professional Nursing. The entry deadline for the 2022 Essay Contest was March 14.

John Conley Ethics Essay Contest
Offered by the AMA Journal of Ethics, authors may submit an essay in response to a prompt about ethics and professionalism. The winner of the best essay receives 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.

Publications

Venue Website
“A Piece of My Mind” in JAMA https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/instructions-for-authors#SecAPieceofMyMind
“The Arts and Medicine” in JAMA https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/instructions-for-authors#SecArtsMedicine
AAMC’s Aspiring Docs Diaries https://aspiringdocsdiaries.org/
Abaton https://www.dmu.edu/abaton/
Academic Medicine, Medicine and the Arts (MATA) section https://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/pages/instructionsforauthors.aspx#medicineandthearts
AMA Journal of Ethics: Illuminating the Art in Medicine https://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/authors/
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (Poetry) https://journals.sagepub.com/author-instructions/AJH
American Journal of Kidney Disease, In a Few Words section https://sites.google.com/site/ajkdinfoforauthors/#h.p_ZNtILh8bB-M2
American Journal of Medical Genetics, Essays section https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/15524833/homepage/forauthors.html
American Journal of Undergraduate Research http://www.ajuronline.org/
American Medical Student Research Journal https://www.amsrj.org/index.php?journal=amsrj
Ars Medica https://ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/about
Atrium https://www.bioethics.northwestern.edu/about/atrium/index.html
Bellevue Literary Review https://blreview.org/
Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine https://www.ouhsc.edu/bloodandthunder/
Body Electric https://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/portfolio-items/body-electric-borticaria-sta-maria-del-fiat/
British Medical Journal, Medical Humanities Blog https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/posts-page
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/cambridge-quarterly-of-healthcare-ethics/information/instructions-contributors
Canadian Medical Association Journal https://www.cmaj.ca/submission-guidelines
Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, and Technoscience https://catalystjournal.org/index.php/catalyst/about
Cell 2 Soul https://cell2soul.typepad.com/
Configurations https://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/configurations/
Dermanities http://ojcpcd.com/dermanities/
Einstein Journal of Biology and Medicine https://einsteinmed.org/publications/einstein-journal-biology-medicine/
Ether Arts https://medicine.osu.edu/student-resources/student-organizations/humanism-in-medicine
Family Medicine, Narrative Essays section https://journals.stfm.org/familymedicine/authors/
Global-Pulse https://www.globalpulsejournal.com/
Harvard Medical Student Review https://hmsreview.org/
Harvard Public Health Review https://harvardpublichealthreview.org/
HEAL: Humanism Evolving through Arts and Literature https://med.fsu.edu/heal/home
Health Affairs: Narrative Matters https://www.healthaffairs.org/help-for-authors/journal
Health Care: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation https://www.journals.elsevier.com/healthcare-the-journal-of-delivery-science-and-innovation
Hektoen International https://hekint.org/submission-instructions/
Implementation Science https://implementationscience.biomedcentral.com/
in-House https://in-housestaff.org/
International Journal of Medical Students https://www.ijms.info/index.php/IJMS
in-Training https://in-training.org/
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society https://geriatricscareonline.org/ProductAbstract/journal-of-the-american-geriatrics-society/J001
Journal of Art and Aesthetics in Nursing and Health Sciences https://jaanhs.org/
Journal of General Internal Medicine, Medical Humanities section https://www.sgim.org/web-only/medical-humanities
Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation https://www.jhrehab.org
Journal of Learning through the Arts https://escholarship.org/uc/class_lta/submissionguidelines
Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies https://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/journals/id/61
Journal of Medical Humanities https://link.springer.com/journal/10912
Journal of Palliative Medicine, Personal Reflection section https://home.liebertpub.com/publications/journal-of-palliative-medicine/41/for-authors
Journal of Young Investigators https://www.jyi.org/
KevinMD.com https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/
Literary AMWA https://www.amwa-doc.org/literary-amwa/
Literature and Medicine https://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/literature-and-medicine
Litmed https://medhum.med.nyu.edu/magazine/
Medical Education https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/13652923/homepage/forauthors.html
Medical Humanities (BMJ) https://mh.bmj.com/pages/authors/#submission_guidelines
Medical Muse https://hsc.unm.edu/medmuse/
Medical Science Educator https://link.springer.com/journal/40670
Medical Student Research Journal https://msrj.chm.msu.edu/
Medicine and Meaning (UAMS) https://medicineandmeaning.uams.edu/about/submission-guidelines/
Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics https://nibjournal.org/
Neurology http://n.neurology.org/
Patient Education and Counseling https://www.elsevier.com/journals/patient-education-and-counseling/0738-3991/guide-for-authors
Pediatrics, Pediatric Trainees section https://services.aap.org/en/community/aap-sections/pediatric-trainees/ 
Penn Bioethics Journal https://bioethicsjournal.com/
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine https://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/perspectives-biology-and-medicine
Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine https://peh-med.biomedcentral.com/submission-guidelines
Please See Me http://www.pleaseseeme.com
Plexus: Journal of Arts and Humanities https://sites.uci.edu/plexus/submission-guidelines/
PLOS One https://journals.plos.org/plosone/
Pulse: Voices from the Heart of Medicine https://pulsevoices.org/
Reflective MedEd https://reflectivemeded.org/
Reflexion: The Literary and Fine Arts Journal https://www.ps.columbia.edu/education/academic-programs/md-program/md-student-resources/office-student-affairs/p-s-club-5
Research and Humanities in Medical Education (RHiME) https://www.rhime.in/ojs/index.php/rhime/about/submissions
Student BMJ https://student.bmj.com/student/student-bmj.html
Survive & Thrive https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/survive_thrive/styleguide.html
Synapsis: A Health Humanities Journal https://medicalhealthhumanities.com/
The Lancet https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/home
The Compass https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/content/compass
The Examined Life Journal http://theexaminedlifejournal.com/about-the-journal/
The Healing Muse https://www.upstate.edu/bioethics/thehealingmuse/guidelines.php
The Human Factor https://med.umkc.edu/humanities/somhb/human-factor
The Human Touch Journal https://www.cuanschutz.edu/centers/bioethicshumanities/arts-and-humanities/pubs/the-human-touch
The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine https://www.theintima.org/
The Journal of Narrative Visions https://narrativevisions.org/submissions/
The Lumen https://edmedlit.wordpress.com/lumen/submissions/
The Medical Student Press Journal http://www.themspress.org/journal/index.php/journal/issue/view/17
The New Physician Magazine https://www.amsa.org/publications/the-new-physician/
The Pegasus Review: A Medical Literary Journal https://thepegasusreview.com/about/submission-guidelines/
The Perch https://medicine.yale.edu/psychiatry/prch/the_perch/
The Permanente Journal http://www.thepermanentejournal.org
The Pharos http://www.alphaomegaalpha.org/contributors.html
The Student Doctor Network https://www.studentdoctor.net/
Voices in Bioethics http://www.voicesinbioethics.net
Wild Onions https://sites.psu.edu/wildonions/
Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature https://wordgathering.com/submission-guidelines/