Interview with Susan Pories, MD

Susan Pories, MD

Susan Pories is a surgeon, writer, and editor at the Mount Auburn Hospital, and a Co-Director of the Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School. Thirdspace spoke with her and learned about her previous career as a teacher, and how her interest in the arts led her on a journey that brought her to medical school.

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Interview with Abraham Verghese, MD

Abraham Verghese, MD

Abraham Verghese, MD, is a New York Times bestselling author, a world-renowned expert in physical diagnosis, and Vice Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University. Trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases, Dr. Verghese received the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama for "reminding us that the patient is the center of the medical enterprise." We sat down to speak with him about his views on literature, medical education, and what binds the two together.

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Interview with Rafael Campo, MA, MD, DLitt(Hon)

Rafael Campo, MA, MD, DLitt(Hon)

In an interview with thirdspace, physician and poet Rafael Campo talks about writing, medicine, and his experiences as an openly gay medical student. An internal medicine doctor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Campo published his first book of poetry during the first year of his residency training. To date he has published 6 books of poetry and 2 books of essays.

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Interview with Andrea Wershof Schwartz, MD, MPH

Andrea Wershof Schwartz, MD, MPH

Andrea Wershof Schwartz, MD, MPH, is a poet, a geriatrician at the Veterans Affairs Boston Health Care System, and one of the founding members of the Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School. Join us as we talk with her about the role of humanities in medicine, and the ways in which art can build a more resilient and effective generation of physicians.

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Interview with Yawei (Jenn) Ge

Yawei (Jenn) Ge

Yawei (Jenn) Ge is a second year MD/PhD student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program who maintains her love of art in the midst of a demanding course load. thirdspace published her painting, The Human Form, in September 2014.

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Interview with Atul Gawande, MD

Atul Gawande, MD

Atul Gawande, MD, is a general and endocrine surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health; executive director of Ariadne Labs; co-founder and chairman of Lifebox; author of Complications (2002), Better (2007), and The Checklist Manifesto (2009); and staff writer for The New Yorker. thirdspace talked to him about his life as a medical student, resident, surgeon, and award-winning writer.

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Interview with Julian Seifter, MD

Julian Seifter, MD
thirdspace sat down with Julian L. Seifter, MD, Senior Nephrologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, and author of After the Diagnosis: Transcending Chronic Illness, to talk about his experiences being a medical student, physician, professor, and author.

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