Trade by Brent Denn Nosé
New creative nonfiction from a student at F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine in Bethesda, MD.

2016 Social Media Contest Winners
1st place: Nina Žavbi Kunaver, Univerza v Ljubljani Medicinska Fakulteta, Slovenia
2nd place: Grace Faith Chao, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
3rd place: Oksana Kazmirchuk, Vinnytsia National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Ukraine

Interview with Dr. Andrea Wershof Schwartz
Read about our conversation with this inspiring poet, geriatrician, and one of the founding members of the Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School.

Poetry by Mina Le
Otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon shares her early anatomy and operating room experiences in Soliloquy in Blue and Jackson Blue.

Interview with Yawei Jenn Ge
Meet the Harvard Medical Student behind the painting, The Human Form.

2015 Social Media Contest Winners
1st place: Daniel Zhen, Tufts University School of Medicine
2nd place: Benjamin Custer, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
3rd place: Linda Song, New York Medical College

Interview with Atul Gawande
The award-winning author speaks to us about his life as a medical student, resident, surgeon, and writer.


First prize: $350 and publication in thirdspace!
The contest ends on February 1, 2017.
2016 Short Fiction Contest

Send us your short fiction stories that center on experience(s) of medical education (including medical and dental students in training, pre-med students, or interactions with these students). Here are some ideas just to get you started, but these are by no means prompts! Be creative! And check out our last year's winning story here.
  • A medical student walks into a bar...

  • The year is 2051, and it's your first day in medical school.

  • Two emergency medicine fellows find themselves in an underground bomb shelter.

  • Free blood pressure readings weren't the only perks of dating a medical student.

  • It's your first day on rotations and you have blood on your shirt.

  • She was the student of Rene Laennec and she knew something no one else did...

We can't wait to read your imaginative stories! Send us your best:

The contest is open to everyone. Please limit your submissions to one per author, and 5,000 words or less.