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Ren Fail. 2011;33(7):655-7. doi: 10.3109/0886022X.2011.589947. Epub 2011 Jun 15.

Invited manuscript poster on renal-related education American Society of Nephrology, Nov. 16-21, 2010. Creative writing in nephrology education.

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  • 1Division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, Great Neck, NY 11021, USA.


Creative writing has gained some interest in the medical profession in the last decade. There have been a fair amount of publications of using creative writing in the health-care setting as a teaching tool in humanism and doctoring of medicine. As an adjunctive effort, our institution has been experimenting with creative writing exercises to encourage reading in an entertaining way in nephrology. We present a description of two creative tools that we have used to teach renal medicine along with a small pilot study illustrating that the tools were useful in residency education.

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