These four students who received prizes and awards at the 2011 P&S commencement were among the 65 graduates – more than half the class – who received honors with their M.D. degrees.
Rita Charon, M.D., Ph.D., first coined the term narrative medicine and is the field’s leading advocate. A master’s degree program and the P&S curriculum solidify the impact of narrative medicine on education of health care professionals.
He is only in his third year of residency, but Jacob Appel, a 2009 graduate of P&S, has a long educational history: medical and law degrees, four master’s degrees, and a Ph.D. degree under way. He also is a writer, teacher, and sometimes tour guide.