HuMed: Merging Medical Humanities and Creative Non-Fiction by The Compassionate Practice® is an online journal specializing in Medical Humanities and other forms of engagement with literature, critical theory, the arts, and history.  We feature creative non-fiction, autotheory, poetry, short stories, original artwork, and critical essays that address the interdisciplinary side of medicine and humanistic care.

At this time, submissions are open to anyone at the TCU School of Medicine: students, faculty, and staff.  Although not all pieces may be accepted in their original form, we are committed to offering support for revision until they are publication-ready.  Anyone who submits to HuMed will be paired with a member of our editorial board for ongoing guidance.  

This journal will be juried by the TCP team and our editorial board (which will be fully formed during the 2021-2022 Academic Year).  We will feature up to two poems, photographs, or pieces of art from any one given person per month.  Prose pieces and essays should be between 500-2000 words.  All citations should be in Chicago Style.  Audio recordings or video recordings of performances should be properly edited for clarity, flow, and lower-order issues like background noise, etc. Performance coaching is available by request.   

Interested in being a part of our editorial board?  Email Chase Crossno at and Lauren Mitchell at to find out more about getting involved!

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