This program is now hosted through the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. Please see the updated Media and Medicine program page for more information.
Media and Medicine: How to Tell Stories That Make a Difference is an intensive program for those with a health-related story to tell. Instructed by renowned medical storytellers and guided by Harvard-based advisors, participants will design and develop a project to address the seemingly intractable health challenges facing our country and the world.
Throughout the program, participants will be given the tools to succeed. Learners will partake in a series of modules that focus on the types of mediums students may work with, as well as storytelling power, craft and strategy. Each evening, prominent storytellers in the fields of medicine and health promotion will share their stories and discuss their impact.
Media and Medicine has been designed to strengthen your skills as a storyteller, while encouraging you to draw on your own experiences to make your private stories public, engage audiences and improve the health of your communities.
Upon completion, learners will be able to:
Create, design and present your own health-related story.
Explore, critique and utilize a wide-range of storytelling techniques and tools as part of the media workshop intensive.
Develop a network of like-minded storytellers with an interest in impacting the health field.