The guest speaker for this year’s William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition award presentation and poetry readings is Jay Baruch, M.D., an associate professor of emergency medicine at Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Dr. Baruch is also the director of the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Scholarly Concentration. Dr. Baruch has received the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. His published work includes Fourteen Stories: Doctors, Patients, and Other Strangers.
The event, to be held Friday, April 27, from noon-2 p.m. in Watanakunakorn Auditorium, is the culmination of NEOMED’s national poetry competition, now in its 36th year. This year’s top three winners are medicine students from the University of Arizona College of Medicine–Tucson; the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell (New York); and the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. The contest is named for the American poet-physician who worked as a family doctor in Rutherford, New Jersey.
Students, faculty and staff are all welcome to attend.