“In this biomedical revolution, we need the humanities now more than ever.”

-Lloyd B. Minor, MD, Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine

Program Features and Updates

Scope, 02/10/16
--Ten surprising things that Stanford med students do
This Stanford Medicine Unplugged post from medical student Natalia Birgisson highlights 10 activities that School of Medicine students pursue outside the classroom.

Nightline featured the work of Medicine and the Muse's Writer in Residence, Laurel Braitman, PhD, in a recent story about dogs and psychiatric medications.

Former Pegasus Physician Writer, Dr. Sunita Puri, published one of her creative nonfiction essays reflecting on end-of-life care in the United States in the New York Times in January 2016!

These pieces praise the book written by the late neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi as he was dying from cancer. The book's introduction is written by Abraham Verghese, the Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor and professor of medicine.

01/06/16 New York Times
01/08/16 Washington Post
01/10/16 USA Today

Congratluations to Ward Trueblood, Pegasus Physician Writers member, on the recent publication of his book, A Surgeon's War: My Year in Vietnam.

Upcoming Events

Telling: Stanford
February 18-20, 2016
The Niterty in Old Union

Free, limited seating. Click here to register: http://tellingstanford.bpt.me/

Medicine Grand Rounds:
The Shock of Attention: Discoveries of Narrative Medicine
Rita Charon, MD, PhD

March 9, 2016
LKSC Berg Hall

Cultures, Minds, and Medicines Seminar

"Boundary-Crossings of Minds in Medicine: The Role of Creativity"
Rita Charon, MD, PhD

March 9, 2016
Department of Anthropology
Main Quad - Building 50
Room 51A (Colloquium Room)

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds - The Annual Pegasus Physicians Lecture:
Mind VS. Brain - Why Psychiatry Needs the Humanities
Allan D. Peterkin MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine
Head, Health, Arts and Humanities Program
University of Toronto
Senior Fellow, Massey College

March 10, 2016
LKSC 120

SCBE Brown Bag:
The Person Behind the White Coat: Medical Humanities at the University of Hong Kong
Julie Chen, MD

Thursday March 24
SCBE conference room

Spring Saturday Workship with Dr. Sharon Bray
April 2, 2016, from 8:45am - 4:00pm
Home of Audrey Shafer (Mountain View)

Open to anyone with a connection to the medical school or affiliated hospitals (including alumni, faculty, staff, house staff, students). Priority will be given to medical students, house staff and first-time participants. The workshops are free but space is limited and sign-up is required. No writing experience required. Supportive environment.

Click here to register

April 14, 2016, 5:30pm
MEDICINE and the MUSE: An Arts, Humanities and Medicine Symposium
LKSC Berg Hall
Stanford School of Medicine

Featured Speaker: Anne Lamott
Author of seven novels including: Hard Laughter, Joe Jones, Blue Shoe, All New People, Crooked Little Heart, and Imperfect Birds. She has also written several bestselling books of nonfiction and three collections of autobiographical essays on faith. Lamott has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, has taught at UC Davis and writing conferences across the country, and has been inducted into the California Hall of Fame.

We are not currently accepting RSVPs.

Ongoing Events

The Dissections & Selected Works by Sam Rodriguez, MD
October 2015 - June 2016
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 6:00pm
Li Ka Shing Center, 1st & 3rd Floor
Open to the public

Upcoming Stanford Physician Writers Book Readings and Signings at the Stanford Bookstore