Narrative Medicine Submissions
Word count: 1000-1400
Narrative medicine is a form of storytelling in medicine.Â It is an outlet for those in the healthcare field to reflect on patient experiences, and the dynamics of the patient-physician relationship.
This year, SMJ is inviting students to submit narrative medicine articles that reflect on a patient encounter that has impacted your perspective on the patient experience, on healthcare delivery, or on the student-patient relationship.
In developing your narrative medicine article, we would encourage you to ask: â€œHow has my experience changed my perspective of medicine, changed my perspective as a student doctor, or changed my perspective of the patient experience?â€
We will assess submissions based on: 1) quality of writing 2) evidence of self-reflection and 3) evidence of insights elicited from engaging in the practice of narrative medicine.Â Please keep all patient names anonymous.
For examples of how to write a narrative medicine article, we suggest reviewing the JAMA submissions, such as â€œA Piece of My Mindâ€ by Jessi Humphreys, MD. Link here: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2778108