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Why I Help Physicians Write

Physicians have a deep well of experiences to draw from in their writing They witness dramatic episodes of heroism cures disappointments and failures They see unforgettable scenes hear devastating words make difficult decisions and observe people at crucial moments in their lives Most importantly they witness the power of cause and effect one action producing a resulting action a building block of fiction nonfiction and poetical narratives Great writing comes out of these experiences The stresses of the COVID pandemic intensified the need for my students to creatively express themselves There is more to medicine than science and physician-writers can feel their doctoring strengthen as they synthesize and imagine experiences and explore on the page what it means to be observant compassionate and curious They regain their original purpose in pursuing medicine as a profession Complementing their grounding in science they reclaim their grounding in humanity Jack El-Hai is a writer and creative writing coach He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article Why I help physicians write Did you enjoy today s episode Rate and review the show so more audiences can find The Podcast by KevinMD Subscribe on your favorite podcast app to get notified when a new episode comes out Reflect and earn 1 0 AMA PRA Category 1 CME for this episode Also available in Category 1 CME bundles Powered by CMEfy – a seamless way for busy clinician learners to discover Internet Point-of-Care Learning opportunities that reward AMA PRA Category 1 Credit s Learn more at about cmefy com cme-infoClick here to visit this podcast episode