Thomas Jefferson University

Virtual Narrative Medicine Workshops

In the spirit of coming together while we are apart, we will be hosting monthly virtual narrative medicine workshops the Fall of 2020. Dates and more information to be announced soon.

Narrative medicine is a field that uses philosophy, art history, literary theory, critical race theory and creative writing to enhance the capacity for self-reflection on narratives of illness, trauma, disability and social injustice. 

These narrative medicine workshops will consist of the following: 

  • Doing a close reading of a text, work of art or film
  • Writing to a prompt generated by the text or media analyzed
  • Sharing written responses to the prompt with the group
  • Reflecting on the writing shared

The main aims of these workshops will be to offer the opportunity for individuals to connect and reflect together on care and the human condition, and provide a space of respite where we can metabolize the current moment in healthcare. 

Workshop facilitator, Carly Slater, is a third-year medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College and a graduate of the Narrative Medicine Master’s Degree Program at Columbia University. She has taught narrative medicine workshops and presented at narrative medicine conferences in the U.S. and in Italy for the past seven years. Her educational background also includes a Master's in Italian Literary Studies from Middlebury College and a Bachelor's Degree in Hispanic Studies from Columbia University.


Contact Carly Slater, SKMC ’22, or Megan Voeller, Director of Humanities, Office of Student Life & Engagement.