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Narrative Medicine Program

Our mission is to focus on the human side of medicine, to increase the satisfaction and fulfillment of students and physicians, and to chronicle the amazing world of Temple University Hospital. We do this through a celebration of and emphasis on stories and storytelling.


December 17, 2019
By: Michael Vitez
November 12, 2019
By: Pam Vasquez, Certified Recovery Specialist

As seen by medical students at Temple’s Episcopal Campus

April 14, 2019
By: Michael Vitez

“Breaks your heart,” said one, “but so glad we did this.”

February 08, 2019
By: Michael Vitez

I met one patient after a heroin overdose and followed him for a year. He so badly wanted to share his story. I wondered: Could it help him?

October 23, 2018
By: Michael Vitez
February 14, 2018
By: Daniel Pustay
October 19, 2017
By: Michael Vitez

When he was still a 4th-year medical student, Robert Dyer explored a terrifying fear: Will he fall apart with dying patients?

July 19, 2017
By: Robert Dyer, LKSOM Class of 2017

Stories from inside the examination room.

February 20, 2017
By: Michael Vitez