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The chameleon was a one-time thing. Probably. My name is Alaina Johns. I'm a freelance writer and editor based in Philadelphia, PA.  

 

 

Tell me how you really feel: GPCA introduces “narrative medicine” to Philly with a story slam

Tell me how you really feel: GPCA introduces “narrative medicine” to Philly with a story slam

Published on May 8, 2018 with Broad Street Review

Just attending an event for the modern medical community hosted by Philly’s College of Physicians reminds you how much the field is changing. The country’s oldest private medical society (founded 1787) has enough portraits of dead white guys to rival the Union League.

But the students, doctors, and supporters who packed the upstairs halls of the building that also houses the Mütter Museum ranged from first-year med-schoolers to graying MDs, a racially diverse room of men and women with different abilities. 

The group assembled on May 7, 2018, for Philly’s first-ever citywide medical story slam, presented in partnership with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (GPCA). Read more.

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