Stories are the most powerful way of understanding ourselves, each other and our world. They also help to create a sense of community and to remind its members of shared values and experiences. I’m writing to invite you to a special Story Slam hosted by Dr. Allan Detsky of the Department of Medicine and Wilson Kwong, Nilay Shah, Shaurya Taran and Ariel Lefkowitz to be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. A story slam is an event that celebrates storytelling: it is a collection of stories (five minutes maximum) told by individuals on a specific topic without notes or props. The topic for this Story Slam will be about being a doctor and the practice of medicine. It’s a great chance to come together as a community, to hear amazing stories, and think about who we are and where we’re going. The details are below:
Hope to see you there!
Arno Kumagai, Vice-Chair, Education
Gillian Hakwer, Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor and Chair
What’s a Story Slam?
Story Slams are events that celebrate storytelling. Participants verbally share brief stories (5-minute maximum) with an audience who vote on their favourite story. The American College of Physicians (ACP) have organized Story Slams in the past.
Want to Participate?
Have a story related medicine that you can share in less than five minutes? We are currently looking for participants. Please email email@example.com
Food will be served.
Confirmed Story Tellers
Nadine Abdullah (UHN)
Shelly Dev (SHSC)
Lisa Richardson (UHN)
Rob Sergeant (SMH)
Natalie Wong (SMH)
Seema Marwaha (Trillium Health)
Ariel Lefkowitz (CMR, MSH)
Tom Bodley (GIM Resident)