Creativity, M.D.: How I merge creativity and medicine
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Creativity, M.D.How I merge creativity with medicine
by Melissa Yuan-Innes, M.D.
When I had to memorize the periodic table, Id chant H-He-Li-Be, B, CNOF-Ne, NaMg, Al
SiPS ClArK. Ca!
Ask patients stories
A patient read my palm in medical school and told me Id write an important book. Years later, I wrote that scene into my novel, Terminally Ill.
Lots of people do locums when they start out: a fun way to doctor people and go strange places.
Working Random Shifts
Expose yourself to as much randomness as possible. Ben Casnocha
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Working with Dr. Who
My work reflects a relationship to the built world that shifts
between control and randomness, strangeness and beauty,
comfort and fear. -David Allee
(I mean, working with anyone Im scheduled with)
Community HospitalsMy friends thought I was nuts, but now some cool doctors are coming to join me.
Pulling a Patch Adams
I wore a costume to the ER on Halloween.
Joining tertiary pediatric & French hospitals
Now I have privileges at four hospitals in three towns. Im officially insane.
I teach yoga and, although I dont talk about it, Im certified in Reiki.
Online courses & coaching
In the future, Id like to teach and coach online.