HuMed@FWMD


a humanities in medicine hub

Welcome to HuMed, a hub to engage in innovative, multidisciplinary practices in medical humanities. Along with faculty-led workshops, HuMed@FWMD will welcome guest artists from around the country to share their knowledge and best practices in the field of humanities in medicine. The HuMed journal is a medical humanities and creative non-fiction online publication featuring thematic writing, along with other forms of humanities-based contributions from students, faculty, and staff.

HuMed@FWMD Series

5:30 pm   |   September 14, 2021

HuMed@FWMD Guest Artist: Joanna Pearson

We're thrilled to have Dr. Joanna Pearson read a smattering from her work across three...

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2:00 pm   |   October 21, 2021

HuMed@FWMD Guest Artist: Terri Thornton at The Modern Art Museum

Join us at The Modern Art Museum for an introductory session that explores how we...

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Essays & Poetry

Brown Sugar

Toni Igbokidi, MS1

Inside rooms where spirit is tethered to time Lie incubators — warm and full of gab, frisk with Glimmer and giddy — defiant souls of...

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Essays & Poetry

Backfire Effect

Juhi Shah, MS2

In the webcomic The Oatmeal, illustrator Matthew Inman tackles the backfire effect. He goes on to discuss how the part of one's brain called amygdala "makes...

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Essays & Poetry

Trunk

Lauren Moore, MS1

I named you “Babar.”   A familiar fixture on my face so permanent  Bloodied blisters bloomed where skin and plastic met.  The soft space between lip and nose wrinkled from weeks...

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Essays & Poetry

Medicine is the most humane of the sciences and scientific of the humanities

Dilan S. Shah, MS2

She was my first real patient. Before the pandemic, I regularly saw her at my family medicine clerkship for routine follow-ups. Always accompanied by her...

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Essays & Poetry

Brown Sugar

Toni Igbokidi, MS1

Inside rooms where spirit is tethered to time Lie incubators — warm and full of gab, frisk with Glimmer and giddy — defiant souls of...

Read More
Essays & Poetry

Backfire Effect

Juhi Shah, MS2

In the webcomic The Oatmeal, illustrator Matthew Inman tackles the backfire effect. He goes on to discuss how the part of one's brain called amygdala "makes...

Read More
Essays & Poetry

Trunk

Lauren Moore, MS1

I named you “Babar.”   A familiar fixture on my face so permanent  Bloodied blisters bloomed where skin and plastic met.  The soft space between lip and nose wrinkled from weeks...

Read More
Essays & Poetry

Medicine is the most humane of the sciences and scientific of the humanities

Dilan S. Shah, MS2

She was my first real patient. Before the pandemic, I regularly saw her at my family medicine clerkship for routine follow-ups. Always accompanied by her...

Read More
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HuMed is a medical humanities and creative non-fiction online journal featuring thematic writing, along with other forms of humanities-based contributions from students, faculty, and staff.

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