Writing and Humanities Program

The Carver College of Medicine Writing and Humanities Program provides individual consultations for medical students to review residency and scholarship personal statements, CVs, research papers and abstracts, patient notes, learning issues, presentations, creative writing, extracurricular materials, correspondence, recommendations, and any other form of writing. CCOM students can book an appointment:

The program offers elective courses in literature and writing. The program also coordinates extracurricular activities for medical students involving literature, music, and the visual and performing arts.  We are also proud to offer students the chance to explore the connections between the humanities and medicine through the Humanities Distinction Track.

Located in 1193 MERF, the Writing and Humanities Program houses a coffee station for students, a studio for The Short Coat Podcast, and space available for quiet studying. The space also provides support for Vital Signs, and the Medical Student Humanities Interest Group.

Jason T. Lewis, MFA, Director

(319) 335-8051

David T. Etler, Support Staff

(319) 335-8058

The Short Coat Podcast

The Writing and Humanities Program is proud to support The Short Coat podcast, an Internet audio show featuring the students of the Carver College of Medicine.  Here are some of their most recent episodes:

Visit The Short Coat podcast site...