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.

The Health Humanities Consortium 2024 annual meeting was held in April at Creighton University in Phoenix, AZ. The 2025 and 2026 meetings will be held at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, and Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN, respectively. Stay tuned for more information.


The 2024 SOPT Essay Competition is open for submissions through May 6, 2024. The competition is sponsored by Pediatrics, the official journal fo the American Academy of Pediatrics. The essay prompt for this year’s competition is “Launch into Health Literacy.” Submissions should be submitted no later than 11:59 pm Eastern via the Pediatrics manuscript processing system.


The TCU Burnett School of Medicine is accepting submissions for Stethoscope Stage 2024. Stethoscope Stage builds the essential bridge between patients and medical professionals that leads to enriched health care experiences. You do not have to be a professional playwright to submit a story or a theatre aficionado to listen to and appreciate the stories of authors. The submission deadline is May 31, 2024. Learn more at






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.