“Doctors Who Write” Video in Multimedia Room

“Why Doctors Write: Finding Humanity Medicine” is a soon-to-be-released documentary about the growing movement in medicine to use writing, humanities, and the arts as means to support practicing clinicians and prepare medical students for an increasingly challenging healthcare environment. What began as “medical humanities” in the late 1970s has blossomed into myriad 21st century programs such as Narrative Medicine, physician writing groups, on-line medical student journals, observation skill training in art museums, and reflective writing seminars in medical school and pre-med curricula.

The Multimedia Room will host a special preview screening of “Why Doctors Write,” introduced by Ken Browne, Founder & Producer at Ken Browne Productions


Tuesday, Oct. 29 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The schedule is still under development. See the Multimedia Room Program for exact times.


View the trailer here:

Related panel

The Gold Humanism Summit also includes a panel discussion of the film with the director, Ken Browne, and four prominent physician-writers/educators who appear in the film: Dr. Audrey Shafer of Standford, Dr. Amy Ship of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Susan Ball of Weill Cornell Medical College and Dr. Deepthiman Gowda of Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine.

The panel discussion is part of the General Session and will be held 2:00-2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29.