MD Program

Contact the Writing and Humanities Program

1193 MERF
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2600
Phone:(319) 335-8058
Fax: (319) 335-8643

  • 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. The program also 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 Lab houses the Student Lounge, which has computers and a laser printer, some comfy chairs, and other amenities. The space also provides support for Major Grooves, 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

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