SAVE THE DATE

Medical Student Storytelling Retreat

 

10am on October 6th to 12pm October 7th, 2018.

Location: Soul Food Farm

Want to spend a weekend camping at a stunning organic farm where you'll hone your storytelling, speaking and communication skills with some of the top radio, broadcast and print journalists working today? eat delicious food? get to know your peers away from campus?

We certainly hope so.

Stanford's Medicine and the Muse Program invites you to the third annual Storytelling Retreat for Stanford Medical Students. Two days in a beautiful place with wonderful people, just for you.

Past faculty have included New York Times bestselling authors, award-winning podcast journalists, the nation's most talented speaker coaches, generous-hearted physician-writers and more. We will announce this years' guests soon!

The workshop fills up in a matter of hours, so if you'd like to be on a list to find out when RSVPs open, sign up here.

 
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About Your Teachers

Medicine and the Muse Storytelling Retreat for Medical Students is an opportunity for you to hang out with some of the top science and medicine communicators working today. Laurel Braitman, Writer-in-Residence at Stanford's Medicine and the Muse Program leads the workshop, alongside guest instructors invited for their know-how and experience as well as their generosity, kindness and interest in supporting student work. Past guests have included Rebecca Skloot, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; Jordan Bass, executive editor of McSweeney's Publishing; Annie Brown, reporter and producer for The New York Times "Daily" podcast; Mimi Lok, Executive Director and Executive Editor of Voice of Witness (VOW), a nonprofit she cofounded with author Dave Eggers and Dr. Lola Vollen that advances human rights by amplifying the voices of people impacted by injustice; Haley Howle, senior producer for Pop Up Magazine, a live magazine the New York Times has called "a sensation;" Glenn Kramon, longtime editor at the New York Times where reporters he supervised won 10 Pulitzer Prizes, and were finalists for the Pulitzer 25 times; and many, many more. She will announce the instructors one at a time. So check back as we get closer to the workshop!

 

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Workshop Leader & Instructor

Laurel Braitman PhD is a New York Times bestselling author, the Writer-in-Residence at Medicine & the Muse at the Stanford School of Medicine, and a Contributing Writer for Pop Up Magazine.  Her writing has appeared The New York Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Wired and other publications and she regularly speaks to audiences around the world about issues relating science, medicine and health. She received her PhD in History, Anthropology and Science, Technology & Society from MIT and is a Senior TED Fellow. Her last book, Animal Madness (Simon & Schuster 2015) was a NYT bestseller, a science pick of the year everywhere from Amazon to Science Friday and has been translated into seven languages. Her work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, Good Morning America, and Al Jazeera. She's taught popular interdisciplinary courses at Harvard, MIT Smith College and elsewhere and is passionate about collaborating with musicians, physicians, filmmakers, artists and scientists. Laurel's next book (Simon & Schuster, forthcoming) is about medicine, family, death and teenage awkwardness.

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WORKSHOP CO-LEADER

Pablo Romano is a second-year medical student at Stanford University. He grew up living in both the suburbs of Los Angeles and Guadalajara, Mexico and studied Cognitive Science at Occidental College. Currently, he thinks he might become a neurologist or a psychiatrist and is involved in research exploring the neurological underpinnings of psychiatric diseases. When he’s not studying or thinking about the brain, Pablo enjoys writing as a way of understanding and telling his own story. He also loves encouraging others to share their own and he created a recurring storytelling event at the medical school called TALK Rx to do just that. Pablo is a conversationalist who loves meeting new people and creating community around sharing meaningful moments. If you see him around, please say hello. 


Questions?

n case you're wondering about anything else...

Feel free to email Laurel Braitman lbrait@stanford.edu with any questions, big or little, that you have about the workshop.

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WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE DRS. BEN AND A. JESS SHENSON FUNDS AND THE MARMOR FOUNDATION