An evening of poetry inspired by the practice of medicine will be held at 8 p.m., Friday, April 20, at The Crown Plaza Hotel, at the corner of 6th and Seneca in Seattle. Northwest physician-writers, poets and essayists will share their work.
Third-year medical students Davis Wilkins and Stephanie Cooper, who teach a creative writing class at the UW medical school, organized the reading. The event is part of the Society for Arts in Healthcare's annual meeting in Seattle next week.
The medical students will also present a workshop on their course at the meeting. The course is MED555: Mind, Body and Pen: Writing and the Art of Becoming a Physician. The course is open to all medical students and faculty.