Graphic Storytelling & Medical Narratives
A collection of graphic stories by fourth-year medical students at Penn State College of Medicine 2014 Edited by: Michael Green, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P.
This is the 6th edition of â€œGraphic Storytelling and Medical Narratives,â€? a series of short comics produced by medical students at Penn State College of Medicine. In 2014, eight 4th-year medical students enrolled in a Humanities elective course worked for 4 weeks to create these comics.
page 1 Alex Burton The Test Cycle 4 Eugene Won I was 21 years old
The course was developed as a way to use comics as a vehicle for reflecting about the medical profession and a way for students to creatively express themselves and share their experiences. The past several years have seen an explosion in comics that explore the experience of illness from a variety of perspectives. These comics use text and images to demonstrate themes such as empathy, the doctor-patient relationship, communication, and a variety of emotional responses to illness. Students study these works, then create their own original comics.
8 Mirza Baig Intu-Whatt???: An Anesthesia Tale
13 Jordan Humphrey Faces
23 Richard Tangel Fear of the Unknown
Taught seminar-style, the course requirements are minimal: participate in all classroom activities, be good colleagues to one another, and produce a short, original graphic narrative. Although most of the students have little or no experience drawing comics, they nevertheless produce heartfelt stories that are often funny, always moving, and universally revealing of the culture of medicine in which the students are immersed. I hope you enjoy this sixth edition of medical student comics produced by the Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine!
Michael Green, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P. Course Director Professor of Humanities and Medicine
17 Pelumi Adedayo Listen Up!
27 Sam de los Reyes 36 Weeks
32 Shane Lavin Whatever Floats Your Boat
The Test Cycle
21 Years Old
Intu-Whatt??: An Anesthesia Tale
Fear of the Unknown
Sam de los Reyes
Whatever Floats Your Boat
Penn State College of Medicine Department of Humanities, H134 500 University Drive, P.O. Box 850 Hershey, PA 17033-0850 (717) 531-8778 To view a complete listing of graphic narratives created by the fourth year medical students at Penn State College of Medicine visit us at: http://www2.med.psu.edu/humanities/?p=121
Since 2009, fourth-year medical students at Penn State College of Medicine have created comics as part of a course called “Graphic Storytell...