Two new pieces that feature Michael Green’s work at Penn State Hershey. First, a blog post from his class’s visiting comic artist, JT Waldman.
Dr. Michael Green, the svelte bespectacled professor who invites me each year to his class at Penn State College of Medicine, greets me along the train tracks as he normally does. Michael has had me guest teach his Graphic Storytelling & Medical Narratives course for the last few years. We met back in 2009, when I did some workshops at his local community center. Since then, Dr. Green has tasked me to help his students develop their analytic and empathic skills by making comix.
And second, an article from the Association of American Medical Colleges about Michael’s unique work.
Tell me your story. This is something we say to one another nearly every day. Stories are one of the best ways to share information and make meaningful connections. They also are an essential part of medical education.
Now there is a novel way for medical students to share their stories: graphic medicine. A relatively new field that uses comics in medical education and patient care, graphic medicine is now part of the curricula at several medical schools, including Penn State College of Medicine.