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 Institute for Bioethics and Health Humanities at UTMB will host an “unconference” for people in the greater Galveston-Houston area working in fields related to bioethics and health humanities. An “unconference” allows the participants to set the agenda, maximize networking, and develop collaborations. The event will be Friday, April 19 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm in the Health Education Center Room 3.222 at 301 11th St, Galveston, TX. There will be a dedicated poster session where students and trainees may receive feedback on their work. Those interested in presenting a poster should contact the Bioethics and Health Humanities Department by April 5.

The Health Humanities Consortium Annual Meeting 2024 will focus on “Social, Emotional, and Community Health—Humanities Interventions.” The conference will be held at Creighton University Health Sciences Campus in Phoenix, AZ, and online from April 10 – 13.


Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest
The Gold Foundation invites medical and nursing students to enter this essay contest, engaging in reflective writing around their personal experience of humanistic care or stories of family and friends. This year’s essay prompt is a quote from William Osler, “The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business; a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head.” Six winners will receive a monetary award ($1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place), and the essays will be published in Academic Medicine and The Journal of Professional Nursing. Entry deadline: March 13, 2024, 11:59 pm (Pacific).

Gold Student Summer Fellowships
The fellowship program offers opportunities for medical students to undertake a research or summer projects related to community health and to develop skills to become a compassionate, relationship-centered physician. Application deadline: March 18, 2024, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

Ad Anima is a new literary medical journal at University of California, Irvine. Launched in late 2023, the journal welcomes submissions for its inaugural issue through March 31, 2024. English-language creative nonfiction essays about healthcare experiences from trainees and professionals are accepted.

The Intima is accepting submissions through April 15, 2024, for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, field notes, studio art, and academic studies. The Spring 2024 issue will go live by early June, with notifications sent in mid-May.

Tourniquet, a journal published by the University of Houston College of Medicine, is accepting student-led research submissions. The due date for the upcoming edition is March 15, 2024.


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.