Medical Center Hour

Wednesday, March 29 - 12:15 PM

In-Person at UVA Education Resource Center (ERC-B)

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Lunch will be Provided for the First 40 In-Person Attendees

Ellen Moore Lecture

Two Ends of the Stethoscope: Writing as a


Celeste Lipkes, MD, MFA

Writer and Staff Inpatient Consult Psychiatrist

Charles George VA Hospital, Asheville, North Carolina

Despite the inevitability that our health as medical providers will one day fail, we continue to speak of “patients” and “physicians” as discrete categories. This dichotomy has recently been challenged by narratives of providers experiencing mid-career medical crises – but what about stories of doctors who were patients first? In this talk, Celeste Lipkes will read from her new poetry collection Radium Girl, which explores the challenges of navigating medical training as a person with chronic illness. We will think together about the strengths trainees with health challenges bring to the field as well as ways institutions can recruit and support them.

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UVA Education Resource Center (ERC-B)
, VA 22908
Event Type
Lecture / Workshop


Medical Center Hour - Center for Health Humanities and Ethics at the University of Virginia, SOM

Date / Time

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM


(434) 924-5974
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