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Intro to Medical Creative Writing, SUNY Upstate Medical University

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posted on 2022-07-06, 16:20 authored by Post Discipline AdminPost Discipline Admin
Students will read other physician writers' works and then begin an extended piece of their own. Patient narratives, narrative competence, and medical humanities are all terms increasingly used when talking about ways to improve physician-patient interactions and satisfaction. In this introductory course, we will explore how and why writing can illuminate medicine and increase a physician's observations, making him/her more aware of the patient's needs. Elective only. This information has been collected for the Post-Discipline Online Syllabus Database. The database explores the use of literature by schools of professional education in North America. It forms part of a larger project titled Post-Discipline: Literature, Professionalism, and the Crisis of the Humanities, led by Dr Merve Emre with the assistance of Dr Hayley G. Toth. You can find more information about the project at Data was collected and accurate in 2021/22.


Subject Area


Geographic Region

Middle Atlantic

University or College

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Funding Status


Endowment (according to NACUBO's U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change* in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20) ($1,000)


Annual Tuition and Mandatory Fees 2021-2022 ($) (Resident; Non-resident, where applicable)

45213; 66703

Course Title

Intro to Medical Creative Writing

Terminal Degree of Instructor(s)

PhD Modern British Literature

Position of Instructor(s)

Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities

Academic Year(s) Active

2002/03, 2003/04, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22

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