Ryan McCarthy, MD, is a faculty member at the West Virginia University School of Medicine and an internal medicine physician. He created the “Healthcare is Human” project in spring 2020 to chronicle his pandemic experience. Since then, this project — photography, podcast, museum exhibit, forthcoming book, art installation, and poetry workshop — has grown exponentially, telling dozens of stories. Dr. McCarthy collaborates with the WVU Humanities Center to create a new model of narrative medicine, one steeped in Appalachian values. Learn more about the Healthcare is Human project on Instagram and Facebook.