INMD 7860

Reflective Writing


Jennie Magner
Course Coordinator

Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered



Catalog Description: This elective aims to develop students ability to appraise and create medical reflective writing as a form of scholarship and creative expression. Students will be assigned daily readings of published medical reflection and spend time reflecting and creating their own medical reflections. Students are expected to complete at least two final pieces of written reflection for submission for dissemination through publication in a medical or literary journals/magazines and/or public storytelling events.



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Site Name


UM-1000 MCC Olson Room Some lectures to take place over Zoom

Required session attendance: Students are required to attend the twice weekly check-in sessions with faculty and peers.

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: Largely self-directed. Daily readings assigned. Daily writing requirements. Twice weekly check-in, discussion, and feedback sessions.

Direct patient care: No

Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

Course Objectives: By the end of this rotation, students will:

  1. Be able to critically appraise published reflective writing pieces
  2. Develop a personal reflective writing practice
  3. Complete one reflective writing piece per week (4 total)
  4. Submit one or more pieces for publication in national medical journal

Graded Components: 

  • Students will receive regular feedback on their reflective writing output.

Grading Scale: P/N


Course Personnel: 

Allow repetition of course: Repetition allowed

Limited to Student Type:  No

Course equivalency:  N/A

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Course evaluation: MedHub